Quote from Jules A
I'm a newly licensed LPN and am thinking about applying to the VA. The recruiter I've been in contact with has encouraged me to apply for a "student nurse technician" position since they require 2 years of critical care experience before they would let me loose on the floor, lol. ...Thanks for any insight you could offer. Jules
Something seems a little foggy regarding what the recruiter is telling you based on the hospitals around Chicago and what I've experienced as a student nurse.
The student nurse tech positions around here are reserved for those who are in their RN program and currently are not licensed as a nurse.
You are licensed.
Not sure about your location but, in one hospital that I worked in they would only use LPNs to work as patient care technicians, (like a CNA which is what I was) so, maybe this is similar as to why they want to bring you on in any way that they can, be it as a student nurse technician if they can.
Meanwhile if you are going to school to bridge to your RN and you are already working for them as a student nurse position then I would really, really think that the position would allow for school. Student nurse technician positions were created for that.