Observation experience is essential for students pursuing a health care career. Job shadowing allows one to preview professions of interest. Observation also allows one to explore a variety of career settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private clinics, and schools. Students can shadow virtually anywhere. You can make arrangements with any professional in your interest area.
Contact the professional, let them know you are a UNK student, and request time to shadow. It may take some time to contact health professionals and set up the shadowing experience so allow at least 1-2 weeks before you would like to actually begin shadowing.
Please read the information found in the tabs below carefully and adhere to dress codes, etiquette tips, and all procedures. Health professionals are very busy so please be respectful of their time and expertise.
Job shadowing allows you to preview an array of professions of your interest and explore a variety of career settings: hospital, rehabilitation center, private clinic, school, etc. Shadowing experience is expected by all professional programs and required by some.
Long term shadowing opportunities are available for students seriously seeking a particular program. Students may shadow for up to 20 hours at Good Samaritan.
UNK has a limited number of shadowing positions reserved at Good Samaritan Hospital in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and radiography.
Other areas may be available, but positions are not guaranteed. Contact Janice Coon at 865-7091 for availability
Short term shadowing (under 8 hours) is allowed only for professions where other shadowing opportunities outside the hospital setting are not available – such as respiratory therapy and medical technology.
Steps to set up shadowing at Good Samaritan Hospital
Contact Info for Janice Coon
Good Samaritan Hospital
Education Department - 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1990
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 865-7091
Fax: (308) 865-2950
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
HSCI 125 - Orientation Classes: Shadowing for Credit