I remember in my management class or somewhere, learning that we can't practice below our scope of practice, is this accurate? Can I not get a job to get my foot in the door during this hiring freeze? I'm just so deperate for a job I have run out of money and looking for jobs at grocery stores. If I had known I needed to work in a hospital to get an RN job I would have started in high school!!
Jan 15, '12
i don't think the facility will hire you as a pct once they find out you are an rn. they will think you will leave as soon as you find an rn position. but maybe you can spin in around and say something like you really want to work in that facility so you are willing to work as a pct then if an rn position opens up, you will apply and by that time they should have seen your great work ethics already.
now about your question, i guess it depends on what state you are from. in new jersey, i can work below my license as long as i have the license or certificate for it. for example, i have both lpn and rn licenses active so i can work as an lpn if i choose to.
oh i work ltc and i don't have 60-80 patients. i have 26 patients max in the ltc floor and 15 patients max in the rehab floor and 8 patients max in ltc vent unit.
good luck with the job hunt!
Last edit by agldragonRN on Jan 15, '12