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What is the difference between a Nurse Aide and a Nurse Technician?
I want to get some experience in the hospital besides clinicals and was wondering how i can get a job being a nurse aide or a technician?
Do i have to take some classes? or is being a student nurse good enough?
I live in WI, not sure about the rest of the country, but I worked as a Nurse Tech over the summer between 1st and 2nd year of nursing school, some may also call this a student nurse internship. Big difference here in WI from CNA to Nurse Tech, I passed meds, gave insulin, IM's, did assessments with RN supervision, changed dressings, etc... A really great experience!! No special classes needed, you just have to be done with your first year. There are alot of places throughout the country that offer this type of program, look into your local hospitals and nursing homes, if you can't find any info, call the DON and explain what you are looking for, when I did this, they created a position for me. Plus the money was nice, I started out at $11.75 an hour, not bad for teching. Good Luck!!