I currently hold a part time job at Wendy's during the summer and winter during college (I am currently a freshman)
Are there any jobs that I can get now that require little to no training and have at least something somewhat to do with nursing? I feel like it would look nice on a job application if held some sort of healthcare job rather than fast food...
I am looking to go into Psychiatric Nursing if that helps
Nov 28, '12
Each state has different requirements, however, in my state, the state run psych hospitals do not require any training or experience to work as a med tech (CNA type work). I know because my last job before Nursing School was in the HR dept. of a state psych hosp. Your mileage may vary. :P
You may want to look into a local state hospital. I must warn you though that these are the most under paid/over worked people in the state MH system.
Last edit by old_dude on Nov 28, '12
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Nov 29, '12
Unless you are in dire need of the wages, I would recommend that you focus on your classes instead of working. You absolutely NEED that stellar GPA. Then, when you get started in clinicals - apply for a PCT (CNA jobs that are designed for nursing students) position in one of the facilities where you are doing clinicals. That is the type of job/experience that will impress Nursing managers who are looking to hire a new grad.
Nov 30, '12
Every state is a little different but after completing your first clinical rotation, I'd suggest applying to CNA positions.
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