I am having the darndest time just getting an entry level PT job in a hospital/clinical setting.
1st semester nursing student with no real clinical experience outside of nurse assisting training in LTC and Inpatient Rehab (a TOTAL of six days hands-on). I am applying for positions thru hospital websites and perusing the classifieds. What else can I do to try to secure employment? I thought I would have a slight advantage since many of the jobs only require a high school diploma. I have a two year degree already AND have the potential of moving into a RN position with the facility. I thought nursing students DID have some sort of advantage. Do I just not have enough clinical experience yet to look enticing???:uhoh21:
How did you obtain your first healthcare job when you had NO experience??. I am posting this here because I want to know how you got your job BEFORE you became an RN. Once you have that RN it is easy, but what did you do until then? Is there no way I will get a job in a hospital w/o my CNA cert?? Did you know someone? Was it one of your clinical sites? Or did you just show up all "in-the-face" of the HR personel at the facility?
How pushy am I supposed to be here??
Specifically I am interested in those who DID NOT
have healthcare careers/experience before nursing school...I worked in medical claims but I want to gain some real experience!! Homecare is an option but I really don't want to work alone and I want to see all types of pts/conditions..