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What are you getting paid as a nurse student? - page 2

Hello everyone, I am hoping to hear from all of you who in the past has worked as or is currently working as a nursing student. What do you get paid and what are your job responsibilities? I... Read More

  1. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    My hospital hires NAs and NA/HCT (Nursing Assistant/Healthcare Tech (Unit Secretary)). Some are nursing students, most aren't. You can qualify by either being on the state registry or being a current nursing student. The hiring process is very competitive! There aren't jobs specifically for nursing students. Where I am, NAs start around $10 and NA/HCTs are closer to $12.
    As I understand it, this is basically how it works at my hospital. (Just substitute PCT for NA)
  2. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from Fireman767
    and to be frank you shouldn't take a job in nursing if you don't have experience. With no medical background (real medical background of client contact and patient care) you may put a patient at risk for injury (if you do injure a patient you can be sued for assault, battery, or negligence!).
    In my experience, the vast majority of people who get PCT or NA jobs have little to no patient care experience when they start in said positions. It is a bit dramatic (and irresponsible) to say you will sued for negligence if a pt is injured.
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  3. Visit  rngraduate2014 profile page
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    I am a nursing student and a mother of four. I work PRN as a NT(Nursing Tech). That way you can add as many schedules as you can handle. Just remember that the main objective is to pass nursing school so don't out schedule yourself. I only work "full time" during breaks and summer.
    Good luck either way but if it is to be it will be just fine.
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  4. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from psu_213

    As I understand it, this is basically how it works at my hospital. (Just substitute PCT for NA)
    For me, as well. Most PCAs/CNAs I've met at the hospital have been doing it for years. Few are nursing students. The vast majority of my class have tried to get positions to get a foot in the door and only a few have gotten calls, much less job offers. It's tough out there!

    There is one hospital that I know of that has a student extern program. I don't know how many hundreds of students applied for it this year, but only one person I know was contacted about it. It sounds great though. She can perform all the skills she's passed during clinical.
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  5. Visit  vigor145 profile page
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    This is an old thread, but I feel compelled to reply anyway. I am a non-traditional student, who just finished my 1st semester of nursing school. I got a job as a Student Nurse in NICU in a downtown Baltimore hospital and began two weeks ago. It pays between $15.00/hour-$21.00/hour, depending on what shift your are working. They also have patient care tech positions in my hospital. In my unit the patient care techs do the same work as the students, but do not make nearly as much money. It is better to get a Student Nurse position because they know you are in nursing school are super flexible with scheduling. And, ultimately, you will get preference over the techs regarding scheduling

    Obviously, HouTx, internships and practicums are unpaid. Everyone knows that.
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  6. Visit  direw0lf profile page
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    The internship for nursing students where I live is offered to all nursing students at my school for a limited time only. The pay for PCA (student nurse tech) ranges from a little over $10 to $17 in my state according to a salary search.
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  7. Visit  johsonmichelle profile page
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    Quote from vigor145
    This is an old thread, but I feel compelled to reply anyway. I am a non-traditional student, who just finished my 1st semester of nursing school. I got a job as a Student Nurse in NICU in a downtown Baltimore hospital and began two weeks ago. It pays between $15.00/hour-$21.00/hour, depending on what shift your are working. They also have patient care tech positions in my hospital. In my unit the patient care techs do the same work as the students, but do not make nearly as much money. It is better to get a Student Nurse position because they know you are in nursing school are super flexible with scheduling. And, ultimately, you will get preference over the techs regarding scheduling

    Obviously, HouTx, internships and practicums are unpaid. Everyone knows that.
    Wow thats seems like a broad range of salary, must have a huge shift differential, I'm familiar with the area and ummc offer student nurse $15 per hour, thats the highest I have heard so far.
  8. Visit  saraha1621 profile page
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    I'm paid $1380 a month. But I use the gi bill that's why


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