The Profession of Interest: Nurse Practioner
Major: General Biology
- Arroyo Grande Community Hospital- They are located close to my home town and are a decently big community hospital. They have many services from General surgery to cancer care. They were founded in 1986, as one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest Catholic health care system based in the Western United States.
I’m most interested in a shadowing program they offer in the summer for Physicians and nurses. I applied this year, but unfortunately, the program was canceled due to COVID. Another option to gain experience from them is to be a scribe in the summer, as it pays and is a part-time job.
2. Millers Children and Women's Hospital-Located in Long Beach closer to my apartment. They’re dedicated exclusively to the quality and compassionate care of kids and expectant moms. This is perfect because I want to specialize in pediatrics one day.
They have many programs that work with students to get more experience in a hospital setting, as well as volunteer positions. This would be very interesting to do one day
3.VA Long Beach Memorial Center- located closer to the university. Their core values describe an organization’s culture and character and serve as the foundation for the way individuals in an organization interact with each other and with people outside of the organization.
They do have a program offered for students to do but require an extensive background check. I’ve always wanted to do this but I travel back home often.