I just got a job as a PCA at a local hospital. I begin a three-week training course in July. Any word of advise from others who have gone through this or is in fact a PCA at this time. What is your day like, what are your duties, did it help you through clinicals, and were you offered more money when you graduated???? I am a current nursing student (with only 7 more non-nursing classes to go before I begin clinicals, which will hopefully be next Fall). I'm so excited. I will be working with the surgical/rehab unit at this hospital. Postive and negative feedback is welcomed! I feel like I am about to endure on an adventure, which will teach me something new everyday! I'm so happy I can ditch my downtown 8-5 job. It's so darn boring!