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Internship at Saint Mary's


Experience Information

Employer: Saint Mary's
Job Title: Intern- Nursing Administration
Major: Health Professions
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: No

Description of the Organization

Saint Mary's is a not for profit organization and is conjunction with Trinity and Advantage Health. Saint Mary's mission is "We serve together in Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us".

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

My mission while I was with Saint Mary's was to revamp the pre-op Total Joint Class. I worked in collaboration with the nursing director to make class room changes and re-submit the class schedule and information sheet. I made a new cover for the new pre-op Total Joint Surgery book. I also made various different spread sheets for my managers to help keep them organized and to bring to meetings.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I gained a better insight of working in a clinical setting. I also enhanced my professionalism, computer skills, and communication skills.

Favorite Part of the Experience

My favorite part was witnessing my corrective action in work. Also seeing some of my changes that I made to the Total Joint Program be implemented.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

This experience has paved a road for my future endeavors. It has inspired me to want to take on a leadership role and to seek permanent employment within Saint Mary's.

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