Paramedic Student Having Trouble Getting Clinical Rotation

Sean M Wiederholt

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Hello paramedics, EMTs, Fire, and everyone else!! This is my first forum posting, so please, bear with me. Okay. To begin, I'm a paramedic student in Washington State. However, I got my education in McCook Nebraska, an accelerated program. Yes....I've been on this site and others like it and I know the problems that many people have with these programs. This is not my frustration. In fact, my didactic portion went extremely well. I have a huge wealth of knowledge that I study everyday. Here in lies my issue:

The director and myself have tried to get a hospital in my area on board with allowing me to do my clinical rotation here. Suffice it to say I'm very disappointed. The director is trying, however in my desperation, I thought that reaching out to the internet would provide me with some clues and perhaps answers to my troubles and offer me guidance with a clinical rotation.

I'm very pleased with my skills currently; keeping in mind I'm still a student and have MUCH to learn. Let's just say my skills are decent for where I am in my education. There's much more room to grow. Much.

I'm sitting in a parking lot typing this, in a way, I'm parked in terms of my education and growth as a paramedic. I need help to get th that next step. The clinical and field rotation steps. Again, I'm a paramedic student living in Washington State and competed the accelerated paramedic program at McCook college in Nebraska.

I put my question to the interwebs....your help and thoughts are most gratefully received and appreciated. Thank you people!! Cheers!
 

NomadicMedic

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Your school didn't set up your clinical rotations? (That's how it usually works)

Where in Washington are you?
 

DesertMedic66

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See if there are any clinical sites where your class is based to get your hours done
 

luke_31

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Hello paramedics, EMTs, Fire, and everyone else!! This is my first forum posting, so please, bear with me. Okay. To begin, I'm a paramedic student in Washington State. However, I got my education in McCook Nebraska, an accelerated program. Yes....I've been on this site and others like it and I know the problems that many people have with these programs. This is not my frustration. In fact, my didactic portion went extremely well. I have a huge wealth of knowledge that I study everyday. Here in lies my issue:

The director and myself have tried to get a hospital in my area on board with allowing me to do my clinical rotation here. Suffice it to say I'm very disappointed. The director is trying, however in my desperation, I thought that reaching out to the internet would provide me with some clues and perhaps answers to my troubles and offer me guidance with a clinical rotation.

I'm very pleased with my skills currently; keeping in mind I'm still a student and have MUCH to learn. Let's just say my skills are decent for where I am in my education. There's much more room to grow. Much.

I'm sitting in a parking lot typing this, in a way, I'm parked in terms of my education and growth as a paramedic. I need help to get th that next step. The clinical and field rotation steps. Again, I'm a paramedic student living in Washington State and competed the accelerated paramedic program at McCook college in Nebraska.

I put my question to the interwebs....your help and thoughts are most gratefully received and appreciated. Thank you people!! Cheers!
You may not have any luck getting a nearby hospital to accept you. Have you looked into temporary relocation to an area that the school can get you in a hospital and field rotation in? Not all programs can place students near where they presently live, despite what they might say.
 

MMiz

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I'm with @luke_31. They only require 430 clinical/field hours. I'd spend a couple of months in Nebraska meeting their requirements.

Many months of my life were spent slogging away towards a brighter future. I wouldn't think twice about a short term location.

Good luck!
 
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