Volunteer (Former Employee), Madison, WI – July 25, 2013
Pros: rewarding, looks good on applications for school
Cons: not much to do sometimes, boring.
Working at the American Family Children's hospital has taught me what it is like to work in the stressful hospital environment. It has provided me with the skills to confidently enter patient rooms and provide patient care. It is a great opportunity to gain some experience in and around the medical profession. The kids are fantastic and definitely make – more... your day. – less
nurse clinician (Current Employee), Madison, WI – July 16, 2013
Pros: opportunities for further learning
Cons: parking is very expensive and limited
I love working as a nurse at UW although I would like to further my career in nursing and possibly gain a leadership role in the future at Dean Clinic. I love to increase my skills and share my experiences with others. My job is very demanding as I manage hundreds of patient's with infections on IV antibiotics who have labs weekly. We are very busy – more... with telephone triage as well, which I enjoy. I work one on one with my doctors as we case manage many patient's and work with other specialties as well. My co-workers are awesome and I feel we have all learned a lot together. They work very hard as well. The hardest part of my job is the social work part, coordinating IV infusion departments for our patient's especially when they live quite a distance from a Hospital. Also, it is hard when a patient needs an expensive antibiotic when I know they cannot afford it. It is hard battling with insurance companies. I love the internal medicine part of my job as I feel I learn about so many other disease states as well as ID. – less