Quote from Shawnetters
Hi! Im new to the group, and also just finished my cna course here in NC. My goal is to eventually become an RN, im starting my pre-reqs in Jan. Anyway, in the meantime im waiting to take my state board and then get a job. I need to find a place that will be flexible as far as going to school, and also somewhere that will give me the most expierence. So where does everyone work- nursing home, hospice, home health? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
I work PRN (as needed) in a hospital and it is the most flexible job I've ever had. Since I'm PRN, I'm only required to work two shifts per month. The unit I work on is self schedule so I can pick when I want to work and when I don't.
I can also work nights if I want to but I don't. I try to work two days a week like part timers, so my husband and I can get caught up on bills before I enter my clinicals which will be full time school.
I am in finals right now and I took two weeks off for that with absolutely no problems at all.
I was very up front with everyone (HR, nurse manager, charge nurse, peer interview) what my goals are (I'm working on my BSN) and how my schedule is going to change every semester. This was before I got my formal job offer.
It helps to be honest like that up front because if you are, you'll know immediately if that is the place for you or not. I've had a few people turn me down (before I became a tech) because of my always changing schedule with school, teaching (I teach group fitness), and coaching (I'm an assistant coach for a half marathon program). If I had lied to them, I probably wouldn't be working there now or if I were, I'd be miserable.