hi... i am a recent grad of a ohio nursing program... i recently failed the nclex n plan on retesting n about a month or two... i am currently studying from the ati books... im movin back to chicago 2mar cuz without a job i cant afford to live here n cleveland... I am not certified n anything... my question is will i be able work as a patient care technician or nurse aide without bein certified or would i have to take a class in one of those... is there any job in the healthcare field that im qualified to perform with my education?
Aug 16, '11
Most hospitals will hire nursing students who have had one semester of clinical experience or fundamentals. Also, if you can get a letter from your nursing school saying that you passed fundamentals of nursing & have had XX hours of clinical experience, you can send that in with the CNA application rather than take a course. You will then get a letter in the mail telling you to get fingerprinted, where to go & send that back in. Then you can schedule a test date, get your CNA cert. & work anywhere. Good luck passing the NCLEX. I took the Kaplan class & it was phenomenal, I highly recommend it.
Aug 17, '11
thsnk u soooo much for replying... imma look into kaplan...