Student Information

Student Name

Nishma Shah




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Luciana Roman APN; Ms. Renne Brade

Topic of Internship

Pediatric Surgery

Background Information

Hackensack University Medical Center is a nonprofit, teaching, and research hospital that was founded in 1888. It is located in Hackensack, NJ, 7 miles away from New York City, NY, and is the first hospital in Bergen County. When it first opened, there were only 12 beds, whereas there are over 800 beds today! HackensackUMC is Bergen County’s “hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas.” The hospital was ranked as the #1 hospital in New Jersey and placed in the top 30 hospitals within the United States by the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Hospitals. In 2014-15, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked among the top 50 best children’s hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Summary of Internship

During my senior experience, I received the rare opportunity to intern in the Pediatric Surgery Department. During this time, I primarily shadowed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner as she completed her morning and afternoon rounds. When I was not shadowing her, I was performing office work, such as filing away charts and papers, creating new charts, organizing bill statements, etc. Not only did I receive the opportunity to observe the APN and Pediatric Surgeon on their rounds, but I also received the opportunity to spend some clinical time in Pediatric Endocrinology, Neurology, and Occupational Therapy.

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