The on-the-job experience will also
encourage nursing co-ops to establish professional contacts and learn
what options there are in their field, says Shirley Alsup, RN, director
of the program.
"This program lets them do everything the
RN does, and helps develop their critical-thinking skills, leadership,
time management and professionalism," says Alsup.Ê"It helps meet the
needs of the student as well as benefiting the hospital.
"It truly is a win-win program, for which
only students who have demonstrated consistently high achievement
levels are considered," Alsup says.