Volunteering and actually working with patients in some form is preferred over shadowing, which is just watching someone else work with a patient. KU's School of Nursing values actual patient contact over just observations.
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital
- Healthcare Access: clinic for people without health insurance
- Heartland Community Health Center: clinic for people without health insurance
- Visiting Nurses Association
- Nursing association: hospice
- Neuvant House: home for people with dementia
- Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
- Crossroads Hospice
- Douglas County Senior Services
- Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department: uninsured clinic
- Midland Care: personal assisting
- Trinity In Home Care: personal assisting
- Overland Park Regional Volunteering
Local CNA Courses
- Trinity Career Institute in Lawrence, KS / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kansas College of Nursing in Lenexa, KS: 913-248-2338
- Johnson County Community College in Lenexa, KS: Enroll in course AVHO 102 - 5 credit hours / CPR certification, social security card, and negative TB test are required
- Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, MO: 816-604-1000
- Washburn Tech in Topeka, KS: 785-670-2010
- Bethel House Training Institute in Wichita, KS: 316-771-7315
Getting into nursing school means going above and beyond your coursework. Below are a few suggestions for extracurriculars that you may want to pursue during your pre-nursing coursework.
- Contact your local hospital to inquire about shadowing a nurse.
- Volunteer for healthcare related organizations.
- Take on leadership roles within other community service projects.
- Study Abroad Opportunities: KU Office of Study Abroad
- KU's PreNursing Club
Research and Nursing Schools
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