Pros: experience in different departments; can set your own schedule
Cons: rn's can get too busy to make teaching opportunities avaliable to interns
In a typical day at the hospital, I would round on patients, finding out their needs, and either caring for those needs myself, or relaying the information to the RN. For example, I would give patients bed baths or showers, change their bedding, help them with toileting, feed them, take their vital signs, and ambulate or discharge patients. I would – more... help CNA's reposition them. Someitmes I would help nurses with procedures, or answer the phone at the nurse's station.
The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with patients and staff. The hardest part of the job is not being able to help patients more.
I have enjoyed working with coworkers, when the opportunity arises. I feel I've improved my patient care skills, and my ability to communicate with patients and staff, as a result of working at the hospital. I was recently chosen to be part of a committee to research improved patient care at the hospital. – less