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    I have a question. I am a RN student, I wont be done until August 2013. I'm looking for a job to gain some kind of healthcare experience that will help me in the long run. I recently interviewed and got an offer to be can RNT at a rehab hospital. I got a call the other day to interview for an ER registration specialist but will cross train me in he trauma bay? This is at our local hospital where I hope to work when I'm an RN. If they offer me the ER job should I take it??? Rehab hospital is 4 night 11-730 and ER is two nights 11-7. I don't really have to work b/c my husband does just fine but I want the experience. Which do all you wonderful people think would be better? Thanks!!!!
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    Take the hospital job, not only is it professionally advantageous but you may receive tuition reimbursement. Sometimes the coveted jobs such as externships are only available to hospital employees.
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    Thanks I was leaning that way :-)
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    I think after some careful thought the hospital is the way to go. Any healthcare exp will help you at this point and since you already think you want to be an RN there that sounds like a great foot in the door. ER might train you with more skills like IV's and such, but IMHO you will learn more RN type skills at the hospital. Good luck, either way, any job you take now will give you a huge advantage when job hunting time comes around!
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    Hello there SoonToBeRN2013,

    Both positions are wonderful assets but check how likely you are to be hired as a new grad into the nursing side of things. ER and trauma are typically not areas for new graduate nurses so you may not land a position even if you are an excellent employee.

    What is a RNT?
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    Quote from Cuddleswithpuddles
    Hello there SoonToBeRN2013,

    Both positions are wonderful assets but check how likely you are to be hired as a new grad into the nursing side of things. ER and trauma are typically not areas for new graduate nurses so you may not land a position even if you are an excellent employee.

    What is a RNT?
    Rehab Nurse Technician.
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    RNT sounds like more patient contact and time management with getting tasks done... that could go farther even in a hospital since it's direct care. JMO
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    isn't 4 nights too much while you're still in school??
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    ED will hire new grads. ED is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Considering the times now, I recommend ED...it will be difficult to find another opportunity once u turn them down once. Good luck.
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    HI,
    Back in the day when I was in nursing school, I worked 3 nights a week in a rehab center. It taught me so much. It was affiliated with a hospital. It lead to a job in that hospital. I was 20 and single. Three nights was alot. But, I needed to work. Consider that amount of time with each. I feel the pt care is better for experience and future job.
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