I was in school, and this program allowed me to work with a nurse, in different settings.
Pros: if the floor you were on was slow, they would let you go to the er and watch all the emergencies coming in.
Cons: did not pay much, but i was in school, and it did help me learn more skills than i would have learned with just school rotations.
I would go to the floor I had picked for the 4 weeks, and would be paired with a nurse. Would observe what he or she did, and would be allowed to do procedures, if they thought I was ready. I learned a lot with this job, because the nurses volunteered to precept, so they were eager to help a new nursing student learn. Did not see management much, except – more... when making schedule, but they were available for any questions. Co-Workers were eager to help you learn. The hardest part of the job, was doing something for the first time, and not being sure of yourself. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to pick what areas you were interested in and work those areas, and learn. – less