Hi, I'm in my last year of nursing school
, due to graduate next May (if all goes well, of course) and am wanting to get everyone's opinions on whether y'all think its a good idea to get a nurse tech job this year? The way I figure it, if I can get a job on a floor I like it might give me a bit of advantage next year when it comes time to interview since they would know me and my work abilities, etc. So far, I'm interested in NICU, pedi and L and D and I know that there are other students in my class who are also looking to work in those departments after graduation, in fact some are already there as nurse tech's. So I think the competition will be stiff since there are only 2 hospitals in the town where I live that have those departments.
I'm having trouble with this decision because I do have smaller children at home that I would have to find care for when I'm working, plus I know that working will take away some of my study time as well, possibly lowering my grades. Plus the added stress.
What do y'all think, would that kind of sacrifice now be worth it next year?