I've been thinking about this for about the past hour since I can't seem to fall asleep. I'm hoping you all can give some input.
My nurse aide class begins late next week. The course runs for about 2 months. I'm anticipating taking the NA I certification exam soon after. I am taking the class because I'm required to be a CNA I before I enroll in nursing school in January.
I was just hired as a pharmacy tech last week and currently am undergoing training for that position. I've heard that the job would be beneficial for me as I would learn more about drugs, medications, and stuff like that, but I really want to be exposed to the things that would benefit me through nursing school. Would a nurse aide job be more beneficial than a pharmacy tech job?
Also, how hard is it to find a non-certified Nurse Aide job for the time being until I become certified? Also, would I have to work FT as a nurse aide in order to qualify for benefits? I have to work an average of 30 hours a week in order to maintain benefits with my current job and I know that once January gets here, it'll be impossible to work FT.
I should really be getting to sleep, but I'm probably keeping myself awake by pondering such a topic at such a late hour. Thanks in advance for any input you can provide...and sorry I've asked so many questions!