Posts Categorized: Nurse Interns

Going the Extra Mile

My summer nurse internship has been a wonderful experience, filled with awesome encounters and learning opportunities. My desire to be a nurse has definitely grown through this program, and I feel I owe so much to my preceptor, Jim Sabia.  From my very first day he made me feel welcome on the unit.  He spent… Read more »

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 »