Posts Categorized: Nurse Interns

Bringing Back a Patient’s Smile

It’s no secret that UPMC is an institution true to its slogan: life-changing medicine. The values I learned the first day of orientation as a summer nurse intern have helped me understand how it’s all possible! I’m lucky to be spending my summer on 6/7 Pavilion at Shadyside Hospital, and in my short 5 weeks… Read more »

The Value of a Preceptor

My preceptor, Elizabeth Parker, is nothing short of an amazing nurse. For starters, Elizabeth is the type of nurse I aspire to be someday. She is the kind of nurse a patient can laugh with, yet trust wholeheartedly because she is very knowledgeable on what seems to be every topic. On the rare occasion in… Read more »

Reflections from the Student Nurse Internship Program

Our 10-week Student Nurse Internship program offers soon-to-be graduate nurses excellent hands-on training in an engaging, dynamic atmosphere. For many, this program serves as the first chance to turn classroom knowledge into real-life application. With preceptors as guides, these interns quickly become highly-valued members of their nursing teams, and are given authority and opportunity to… Read more »