I've been offered a part-time position as an ICU unit secretary; it's very part-time, just two 8 or 12 hour shifts every other weekend. Though to get oriented, I'll be working virtually full time for a week or so in August. I'm also starting my ADN program on 9/2. The pay is good --I have a lot of administrative experience and was a transciptionist for 10+ years, so they are starting me off at the top of the pay scale
and the # of hours should not impact my studies (or family) too much, which will be great.
I am interested in critical care nursing, so I figured it would be a nice window onto life on the ICU. I'm hoping this'll be a foot in the door, and that perhaps once I have a semester or two under my belt, I can get some nurse extern hours on the unit as well.
Just curious, is anybody else working as a unit sec'y/coordinator? How well does it fit in with your studies? Are you learning things that'll help you once you have your RN?