Can a RN work as a nursing aide/assistant - page 2

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I recently graduated and passed the NCLEX. I live in Michigan and since there are no jobs here because all of the auto workers who got laid off have their wifes go back to work as nurses and every hospital wants a nurse with at... Read More


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    Quote from job2010
    Hi everyone! What about NYC, is RN license good to work as SNA? Is SNA same as LPN? Thanks!!!
    SNA (student nursing/aide) is an unlicensed position, so no, LPN and SNA are not the same so you cannot work them as such.
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    Quote from wsuchic1
    I was told by my Nurse Manager at the hospital that I work for that once I pass my state boards I can no longer work as a PCT (but she did state that I may be able to work as a Monitor Tech).
    Depending on your state, there is a very good chance that she is correct. I would still do your own research with your state board of nursing, because I wish that I originally did. I was told by my clinical director that I could not, other staff nurses, and even my nursing instructors that I could not, so I just assumed that it was true. I ended up finding out from my BON that I could have worked as a PCT after licensure, and my manager is bringing me back with open arms now lol. apparently the only person in the entire hospital who knew was the nurse recruiter! again, it varies by state, so you may not be able to, but I would look into more. good luck to ya!
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    I go to school in Missouri (ADN RN program)and will take my boards in Missouri, but I work at a hospital in Kansas. In order to get a job at the hospital I work at, I have to be enrolled in a BSN program. I can not do that until I pass my boards. Can I still work as a CNA in Kansas if I am licensed in Missouri as an RN-- until I pass boards and get enrolled in my BSN program? It should only be about 2 weeks in between the two events.
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    My 30 year old sister in law just graduated and passed her NCLEX. She has never worked a full time job in her life, her daddy pays for everything, its disgusting! She now says she is not allowed to work in Michigan as a CNA because she is a RN now. She was working once a month using her CNA before graduating, and recently had it renewed. I remember when I graduated from nursing school, I was offered a full time job which consisted of 20 hours of RN work, and 20 hours of CNA work. Can anyone direct me to anything that states this in black and white?
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    The BoN in your state is the definitive source of information on this and all licensure- and scope of practice-related questions.
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    The hospital I work for has the policy that once you pass NCLEX you can no longer work in a tech position. Unfortunately, I will have to quit my tech job as soon as I pass NCLEX in November, and the next GN class doesn't start until February! Kinda stinks if you ask me.


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