Would this count as work experience?

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    Hi guys, i'm a pre nursing student in southern California. I will be going through an ADN program at one of the local community colleges. All of the community colleges around here go by a point/lottery system and on the application, for 5 points, is health care/volunteer experience.

    I currently work at a drug and alcohol rehab facility. My job consists of monitoring ambulatory detox/vital signs, drug testing and supervising patients on breaks/dinner time. Our program nurse said this would probably be considered health care work experience but what do you guys think? Could i consider this as health care experience on the nursing program application? Thanks guys!
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    Absolutely! You are working directly with patients/clients, participating in tasks that are part of the nursing scope of practice.
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    If you're doing things like vital signs with direct patient care I can't imagine why it wouldn't be considered healthcare experience. Good luck!
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    I hope so! thanks guys!
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    It may definitely count as work experience because you have the whole interaction with the patient... Keep in mind that those job R/T duties can apply to the field of nursing especially V/S as its a fundamentals skill to nursing.
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    Quote from kjohnson1
    Hi guys, i'm a pre nursing student in southern California. I will be going through an ADN program at one of the local community colleges. All of the community colleges around here go by a point/lottery system and on the application, for 5 points, is health care/volunteer experience.

    I currently work at a drug and alcohol rehab facility. My job consists of monitoring ambulatory detox/vital signs, drug testing and supervising patients on breaks/dinner time. Our program nurse said this would probably be considered health care work experience but what do you guys think? Could i consider this as health care experience on the nursing program application? Thanks guys!
    OF COURSE!!

    You are working directly with patients, recording vital signs and im sure reporting that to other people. I would find that extremely helpful during a psych clinical.

    I would definitely put that on an application. If you have an interview for the program. Bring a resume and explain any types of patient care you have experience with.
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    Put it on the application and let them decide. I say yes. Its more than some have done for sure. Hey even if they only give you 3/5, well that's 3 you didn't have. amiright????


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