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- Aug 3, '12 by serenitylove14My suggestion is to apply for the graduate nurse residencys offered at some jobs. Save as much money as possible now or pay as many bills down as you can now without it affecting your school work. I would also talk to your manager to see if there is anything you can do to ensure a job after graduation. Even with all these methods it may still not be enough but worth a try. Also please do not get pregnant like I did it makes the job finding process harder. Goodluck!
- Aug 4, '12 by Silverdragon102Moved to the general discussion forum
A lot will depend on the facility and state
- Aug 6, '12 by mindyfromcaliI knew a PCA at the VA hospital I worked at when I was in the registry who was a RN and had passed the NCLEX, but couldn't find a RN job. This was about a year ago, but it isn't uncommon, and there was another hospital I worked at with LVNs who had the same situation.
- Aug 6, '12 by gillian65This is not the practice my hospital system uses. We have several PST's (CNA on steroids) now that have all finished school, passed their boards and are interviewing within our system for RN positions. They remain on the floor as techs, or monitor techs etc
until they have secured a position.
- Aug 6, '12 by withlove89My employer can't afford to lose anymore techs! As long as I'm there and willing to work, I still have a job. I passed July 18 and I still work there. I didn't realize you can't work as a tech/CNA after passing the boards! I'm a unit secretary too. Well, I guess my manager is turning a blind eye to it because we need the help.
- Aug 9, '12 by spectrabriteNot out here in SoCal, you can still hold a CNA while you are a nurse. I am working as a CNA / MedTech, and I just passed my boards. I am allowed to keep working as a CNA as long as I want to its my choice.
- Aug 9, '12 by inacopinaI was/am a medical assistant prior to receiving my RN. I notified my work when I got my license on June 5th. They did hire me for an RN job but it doesn't start until sept so they told me I could continue my MA position until then. Even though I'm officially an RN, because my job title is currently MA until sept, I was told to just make sure I remain in the MA scope of practice until my job title officially changes. So I think it just depends on where you are and what type of job you had prior. Because an MA doesn't fall under a nursing umbrella, my license wasn't "taken over" by a higher level. Make sense?! A CNA is governed by board of nursing so they are no longer licensed as such and can't work below their license level. At least, that's how I had heard it works.