where should i work during nursing school?

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    I am hopefully going to be accepted soon to a nursing school for BSN and my question to you fellow students is...
    Is it advisable to work during nursing school with all the academic load and if so where can i look for a job? what kind of work should I do and which jobs would reinforce what i learn in the classroom?
    how can i increase my chances of being hired after BSN?
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    hospital hospital hospital hospital. any job to get your foot in the door. there are usually plenty of part time options, like unit secretary, nurse aide, admitting representative, clerk, operator, etc.
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    dont hospitals require that you have a CNA license to get those jobs?
    i dont have any licenses nor any experience working in a hospital setting.
    would hospitals hire you without any experience?
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    Quote from nursedoctor37
    dont hospitals require that you have a CNA license to get those jobs?
    i dont have any licenses nor any experience working in a hospital setting.
    would hospitals hire you without any experience?
    Nope and with the exception of one state, there is no such thing as a "CNA license." The vast majority of hospitals will allow nursing students to work in a nurses' aide role after they have completed their first clinical rotation.
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    Try to find something per diem. I've been working pd as a CNA and it's worked out well because I can write my own schedule around tests, clinical, etc.
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    I've been babysitting my way through the last few months
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    I am a Nurse Tech at a local hospital, you have to have completed at least 3 of your nursing classes(after the 2nd Med-Surg). I chose to work where I wanted to be a Nurse(NBN nursery/NICU). But I do think Med-Surg would be a better idea, you get to see more and learn more.
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    Some hospitals have nurse extern positions. I know for me the nurse extern is considered "special part time". That allows us to take time off from work if our school load is heavy. Last semester I only worked my breaks. This semester I didn't work any, and will go back as soon as this semester is over. As you progress though your school, the job duties change to allow you more hands on experience.
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    Quote from cassie77775
    I am a Nurse Tech at a local hospital, you have to have completed at least 3 of your nursing classes(after the 2nd Med-Surg). I chose to work where I wanted to be a Nurse(NBN nursery/NICU). But I do think Med-Surg would be a better idea, you get to see more and learn more.
    Thank you for this information.
    I would like to work in an ICU while in nusing school to gain more hands on and knowledge. Wondering if i can start in an ICU as a nurse student.
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    Quote from FeliciaPerdew
    Some hospitals have nurse extern positions. I know for me the nurse extern is considered "special part time". That allows us to take time off from work if our school load is heavy. Last semester I only worked my breaks. This semester I didn't work any, and will go back as soon as this semester is over. As you progress though your school, the job duties change to allow you more hands on experience.
    That is actually a great idea! Seems like you can not got to work when the load is great but still have a job when you need! I will definitely look into that. Thanks!!


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