I decided to go back to school about 2 years ago and pursue a RN Degree. In my A&P I Class about 1.5 yrs ago, I learned of a great job- Student PCA that our local Med. Ctr used to "recruit" nurses. I was told by several students that all you had to do was apply and tell them you are a pre-nursing student. Well, I applied, and was told that I had to first "Apply to the Upper Division of Nursing School." I went back a semester later and applied a 2nd time. I was then told I had to be "Accepted" into Nursing School. I reapplied after being accepted- attaching my acceptance letter- and was then told I needed to complete my "first semester" of Nur 101. I applied a 3rd time- attaching my transcripts/grades to NUR 101. I was then told I needed to "complete Adult Health Clinicals." Well, about 6 weeks ago, I called the Director of Hiring, HR and dropped the EEOC threat and low and behold they offered me a job.
Yesterday, I went for orientation and found 6 other "Student PCA's" that were hired- none of which have even applied to Nursing School, and one of whom isn't even in school! To make matters worst, the "HR Professional" came into the classroom where about 10-12 of us were waiting (we were early) and stated, "Oh good, a male" and asked for my help. Being a little naive- stupid- I assumed she was going to ask me to participate in a "Skit" to demonstrate diversity or show what not to do. She took me to a back hallway and asked me to help her rearrange a closet. She said, she liked it when men showed up to help her with the heavy lifting.:angryfire
I am going to work there out of spite, until I graduate, and then move on to a real hospital. When they realize what an outstanding worker, and compassionate and dedicated nurse/student I am, they will have regrets.