I agree with the above post. When I worked as a Nurse Tech, the requirements were that I had completed my first semester of clinicals in nursing school
. Sometimes hospitals are willing to hire you if you are within your first semester of school. Working as a Nurse Tech, you'll fulfill the same duties as a CNA (bed baths, foley cath care, ambulating, assisting to bed side toilet, etc), but you'll also be able to take on more tasks as you are checked off on them. Usually if it is a new task, you'll have the delegating nurse (the one who assigned you the task) to come and supervise and offer support if you have questions while you're doing it, and then they'll check you off for doing that skill. Trust me, if you get a job as a Nurse Tech, it will help you out INCREDIBLY during nursing school- especially clinicals. My greatest advice to you, if you take a Nurse Tech job, is to get in there, get to know the nurses and let them know that you want to learn as much as you can- you'll inevitably find at least one nurse that is going to go the extra mile to make sure you get to learn important nursing skills. Good luck, and kudos! You're on the right path already!