In the Temple Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, student clinical and fieldwork placements can go far beyond hospitals and healthcare facilities. BSN students Ashley Walsh and Catherin-Lee Holmes were recently profiled by Independence Blue Cross for their internships with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation's Nursing Internship Program. Walsh and Holmes gained experience working with nurses who interact with patients after they leave the hospital, coordinating follow-up appointments and transportation, and addressing concerns with medication and home-care services.
“These nurses are caring for people and improving their health over the phone,” said Walsh when reflecting on her experience. “They help the patients and follow them after they leave the hospital. It can help change what happens to them when they go home, which is something you don’t have a lot of say in when you’re a nurse on the floor of a hospital.”