Quote from sda__chick
ok well im only sixteen and i have not had my first job yet. do u have to have two employe references
Ahhhhh, ok, you are only sixteen. Sweetie, I'm 51, and yes I have 2 job references!
Ok, what you need to do for experience and jobs: Allied Health in Lowell has CNA (certified nurse assistant) courses you can take and become certified in a couple of months. Watch the ads in the local paper in the medical section of the want ads. Then, you can get a job working in the hospitals or long term care for the summer. This will give you experience, references and a taste of what nursing is like. In fact, I have a friend who has a son in Rogers High School that is taking a "medical careers?" course and became a CNA that way. You might check with your school counselor.
I was a nurse assistant 20 years ago and really, really enjoyed working at the hospital. Then, I had 2 small boys and my husband had a business and well, life happened for awhile. 3 yrs ago I applied for a PCA (patient care asisstant) position in a local medical clinic. I've been crossed-trained in all areas of the medical clinic. I do wound care, surgical assistant, draw blood and run the lab. I do everything the LPN does and more because I've been there longer. So, just decided now was the time to get licensed, before my life ran out!!
So, pay attention in math and chemistry, get some work experience, and in Jan before you graduate, get an application to either NWACC or NTI for their fall semester programs. I'm really proud of you for looking ahead and asking questions now. You will do great.