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Internship experiences helped goal of a nursing career

Van Dam, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, found that working in a hospital environment at an early age boosted her confidence about pursuing a career in health care.

As a nursing student at Northeastern University, I knew that it was difficult for new graduates to get hired without having some experience under their belt. I was lucky enough to be part of a high school internship program at Boston Children’s Hospital that introduced teens to nursing career opportunities.

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