Hi - when will you graduate? If you have another semester left after this one - get a PCA/CNA position! It will help you so much. If there is a hospital that you have or have had a clinical at that you are interested in being a CNA in, contact your clinical instructor and try to find out if they have CNA jobs. It helps you SO MUCH when you have CNA experience when you actually want a nursing job.
If you won't have PCA experience, do a kick ass job at your preceptorship so that they will want to hire you when you graduate. Make sure you let them know you would like to work there and submit your resume to the nurse manager/director for the floor after a month or two of being there.
I am a PCA at MGH and have a job lined up a on a floor I didn't preceptor or work on, but the PCA job totally helped me get the job. Also, I am preceptoring at MGH on labor and delivery and I think I could have also got a job there right out of graduation as well but I chose to work on a medical floor. My point, getting a CNA job or using your preceptorship as a means to get contacts and jobs are very important.
Hope this is helpful. I'd be happy to help in any other way.
To reiterate, MGH pays $27.75/hr, add $7/hr for weekday nights and $11/hr for weekend nights.
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Did you work as a PCA or CNA before you graduated??? I didn't...do u have any ideas or advice on how to land a new grad position without this experience? I have tried calling HR, going in person,etc. No luck yet... thanks in advance...Liz