Shadow a Nurse Program

Shadow a Nurse Program

Akron Children's Center of Professional Development provides students a chance to follow nurses throughout their work day to promote careers in nursing and provide students (starting at age 17 years) with a realistic view of the pediatric nursing profession. These experiences are coordinated by the Volunteer Services Department and the Clinical Instructor Program Coordinator.  Shadow a nurse experiences are available on specific dates and times throughout the year. Unfortunately we will not be able to create an experience or change these dates and times if you cannot attend.

Application Process 

If you are a high school student interested in shadowing a nurse,  contact your counselor to see if you are able to complete this experience through the school. The counselor will contact Jennifer Dirker: to obtain more information.  If not scheduling through your counselor, contact Jennifer Dirker to obtain an application packet and instructions.

If you are in a college nursing program and/or have an interest in pediatric nursing, please contact Jennifer to obtain an application packet.

The goal of our program is to encourage careers in nursing by helping students develop a deeper understanding of the pediatric nursing profession. This shadow opportunity is strictly an observation experience. A student may witness the nurse making critical decisions, performing procedures such as caring for a wound or inserting an IV, and interacting with patients and their families.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Dirker at or 330-543-3088.

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