I Finally Got A Job in the Nursing Field!!

  1. I finally got a job at a agency as a CNA Im really excited about the experience that Im going to gain is it a good choice to continue doing this type of work even when I graduate I wont have the 1 year waiting period that it usually takes for RNs to work for agencys.
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  3. by   GPatty
    I 'm glad you're excited! Just stay positive about your new job and remember that you are there for your patients!
    Congrats!
  4. by   Soonstudent
    That's great. I'd like to do something like that while I'm in school. What courses did you have to take and how long was it?
    Good Luck

    Quote from luckyladyore@yahoo
    I finally got a job at a agency as a CNA Im really excited about the experience that Im going to gain is it a good choice to continue doing this type of work even when I graduate I wont have the 1 year waiting period that it usually takes for RNs to work for agencys.
  5. by   klone
    A CNA course generally takes about 3-5 weeks to complete. It's usually about 40 hours minimum of classroom instruction, and 40 hours of clinical instruction. After you pass the course, you take a certification exam through your state BON, and then you can work as a CNA.

    In addition to most community colleges, the American Red Cross usually has a CNA class, as do many LTC facilities.
  6. by   Lil' Peach
    Congratulations!!

    I'm also taking a CNA course (2 weeks left!!) and can't wait to start working. I'm actually taking it through the American Red Cross..it's a great program!
  7. by   luckyladyore
    Quote from Lil' Peach
    Congratulations!!

    I'm also taking a CNA course (2 weeks left!!) and can't wait to start working. I'm actually taking it through the American Red Cross..it's a great program!
    Will finally make some money haaaaaa not like nursing will offer but enough to buy little items!
  8. by   purplemania
    making money is important, but the real gain is the knowledge in patient care, interacting with co-workers and patients and families---all sorts of stuff you will absorb. Ask plenty of questions. You sound eager to learn and that will benefit you a lot. Good luck.
  9. by   IamRN
    Congratulations! This sounds like a great opportunity. However, I couldn't tell (punctuation??? ) if you were saying that since you have experience as a CNA you will not have to gain the one year's experience as an RN to work as an RN through an agency. I would double check on that. Those are two very different roles, each very valuable to the other, but still very likely that the agency *will* require at least one year's experience *as an RN*

    Best wishes!!!!
  10. by   Soonstudent
    It's as a scope tech for the main OR in a level 1 trauma center. From what I understand I'll be cleaning and maintaining their scopes used in the OR. It sounds like a dirty job, but you've got to start somewhere. What do you guys think?
  11. by   luckyladyore
    Quote from Soonstudent
    It's as a scope tech for the main OR in a level 1 trauma center. From what I understand I'll be cleaning and maintaining their scopes used in the OR. It sounds like a dirty job, but you've got to start somewhere. What do you guys think?
    Any job in the medical field is worth taking b/c you will have the chance to get to know how things are ran in a hospital setting and you can further your education as well as the oppurtunities for advancement! I would definetly take the job and get the hands on experience and move up the ladder when the timming allows



    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
  12. by   luckyladyore
    Quote from IamRN
    Congratulations! This sounds like a great opportunity. However, I couldn't tell (punctuation??? ) if you were saying that since you have experience as a CNA you will not have to gain the one year's experience as an RN to work as an RN through an agency. I would double check on that. Those are two very different roles, each very valuable to the other, but still very likely that the agency *will* require at least one year's experience *as an RN*

    Best wishes!!!!
    I will automatically be able to work for the same company not as a CNA but I will work as an RN they would love for me to stay with the company Im not hardly comparing a CNA and a RN two totally different roles Ill have my BSN I will be ready to work!!!!!!!!!!!

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