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This is a discussion on Does getting side licenses (EKG Tech) make you more marketable as a RN??? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... Hello To Everyone That Will Take The Time To Respond, Here goes nothing...I'm new to the...by Nurse_4_Training Jun 16, '12Hello To Everyone That Will Take The Time To Respond,
Here goes nothing...I'm new to the Roanoke area and I have been looking into several ADN programs in the area...While I have my eyes set on attending NVR 2 year ADN program, I will consider other options...But my dilemma is trying to become competitive in this job market...I am currently a CNA (I have my license in VA and GA) but I want to know if taking other courses will make me more marketable (spell check eg. Medical Billing/Coding, EKG Tech, or even Phlebotomy classes) after obtaining my RN. My philosphy is extra education shouldn't hender but help. I'm mean as a RN do you learn how to do the same thing as a EKG Tech or other medical fields and if not wouldn't that be seen as perk to an employer.
My next question is what is the current hourly/salary rate for a new ADN grad (will not graduate until 2015?) The last post I saw for new grads in this area was 19.34-19.50 at Carilion but it was posted sometime in 2010.
Finally (for now), is there any difference major differences between the two major Hospital chains in this rural area...HCA and Carillion.
Any and all information on this subject and doing nursing in Roanoke would be greatly appreciated.
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- Jun 16, '12 by Ivanna_NurseDepending on the place, they may send you to an EKG and/or phlebotomy course. One hospital I worked in did this and one did not. I like being able to sit at the monitors, draw blood and do Ekgs, but I don't get any perks as adding it as education. Both would give you applicable experience and acquaint you with the ebbs and flows of a hospital shift and some of the patient population. Go for it! Ivanna