Get Involved Any Way You Can

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Welcome to day 9 of the #WeAreinThisTogether Student Nurse Wellness challenge.

Many student nurses are facing reduced clinical hours due to COVID-19. But remote learning and online simulations aren’t quite the same as hands-on training.

Do some research to see if your local hospitals or nursing homes are accepting volunteer or paid help from nursing students in roles like:
  • Nurse technician
  • Nursing assistant
  • Occupational therapy aide
  • Orderly
  • Phlebotomist

While these positions may not satisfy your end goal of becoming a registered nurse, they get you involved in the health care field, add to your resume, and allow you to make an impact on the frontlines of COVID-19. Use these opportunities as learning experiences and a way to expand your health care knowledge in a more hands-on way.

Share how you will get involved or post volunteer opportunities you learn about here or reply to us on Twitter, in our private Facebook group or Instagram. Remember to tag us with #healthynurse!

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Oct 9, 2020 5:24 PM America/Chicago

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Granted I do not have very much patient care experience, I  do however have a job as a Medical Laboratory Scientist at a LEvel 1 trauma center Emergency Department laboratory and am a certified phlebotomist. I do not do volunteer hour yet because with school, work and a social life I cannot find the time but would like to in the future.
  • Posted Tue 09 Feb 2021 11:50 AM CST
It's a great advice to get a job as volunteer or paid help in areas mentioned above! First of all, it will bring experience and confidence. Secondly, it provides extremely important help to nursing staff, as many places don't have Tech or CNA's, so all workload must be done by nurses.
  • Posted Tue 09 Feb 2021 08:00 AM CST
I am a volunteer EMT, and once I obtain my nursing license I hope to work on becoming a paramedic so I may volunteer as one considering the high demand for paramedics who work for free. Once I am a nurse, I also plan to put more focus into organizations I am currently within and wish to be a part of as a lifelong member. These include the Terry Foundation, Sunrise Rotoract Volunteering, and the American Red Cross. I love helping people, so finding a way to do so both within and outside of my career path brings me happiness.
  • Posted Fri 05 Feb 2021 11:57 PM CST
I work as a PCT, which has been fun, even if it can sometimes make balancing schoolwork a bit harder. I find being involved fun since it gives you something to do and you get to work with others to make things better for others. I hope to do more volunteer and involvements when I become a nurse.
  • Posted Fri 05 Feb 2021 06:05 PM CST

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