I wanted to share with you this extremely cool Playmobil set. It was circulating on Instagram and when I saw it I knew I had to get it. This is such a great tool to prepare school aged kids for an MRI and CT scan.
It is super affordable and lightweight. One downside is the shipping time, which can be 3 to 4 weeks! But it is definitely worth it.
I have big news I wanted to share with you all….. I GOT A JOB!!!
Just 3 short weeks after graduation I accepted the position. I will not be disclosing exactly in which hospital, but I can share it is in the Emergency Department. I will be starting in a few weeks!! AHHH!
With Fall internship applications due in just about 2 months I thought I would share a checklist that I made to help those who are currently applying. You can print it and write out your site list while checking off all the tasks.
This month’s app find is one that can help patients of all ages, as well as yourself.
Wondering what it is? It’s called Headspace: Mediation. It has tons of guided meditation sessions for adults and children. It does require a subscription for the more detailed sessions, but there are a lot of free basic sessions that you can recommend to teenage patients and that you can try yourself. The sessions for younger children require a subscription.
Some examples of sessions they have for adults are:
I decided that I will post monthly finds of helpful apps. With how rapid technology is growing of course it’s only appropriate that apps are being generated to help children with hospitalization, self-expression, coping, etc.
Some of you may have heard of this app, but I just discovered it this week and I’M OBSESSED! It was developed by the child life department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
That’s a thing right? haha!! Well offer date has come and gone. So now I can officially say I am going to be an intern in September! YAY!!!
I am feeling a bunch of emotions, such as excitement, nervousness, anxiousness, etc. I am my own toughest critic, so of course I was very hard on myself and convinced myself that I would not be offerred an internship. I received not only 1, but 3 offers! Essentially I received 2 on the initial offer date and then 1 on the second offer date. I am by no means bragging, I simply want to share my experience because it can happen to you as well! You never know if you are the exact person a program is looking for or if you said something that really stood out from the rest. The decision for me was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I went with my gut instinct and I decided to accept the internship at the hospital where I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed by the CCLS. The most important thing to me is to be able to learn from colleagues who are easy to talk to and really see my potential, and that is what lead to my decision.
I thought it was appropriate to post about my internship experience today because it is officially OFFER DAY!
Offer day is the day that the hospitals or sites you interviewed at reach out to offer you the internship position. So as I anxiously await to hear my fate, I am writing this post (great therapeutic activity).
So I received a total of 6 interviews in the NJ/NY area. Each interview was so different! They each asked their unique questions, but also incorporated the questions found on the ACLP website. Click here to read them. Overall it was a mixture of your experience, developmental aspects, and situations.