Wow hired with zero experience. Wish I could find that job
thank you so much for your advice.
I am doing well in my classes and will have them finished at the end of this year. This spring i will not have any other pretechnical classes to take, so i can take nothing or pursue something. I figured phlebotomy cert might help, for instance maybe making me more comfortable with doing IV's and sticking people that way when i am in nursing school I will have a leg up on the others in my class. The only other option would be to take the non nursing classes that are required for the degree.
I was just taking a look at the diffrence in price in the two colleges i talked about earlier. and it costs $15,000 a semester at the place that offers a BSN where the community college is more like $3k. I wouldn't be able to aford the BSN right now, I wouldn't even be able to get a loan to cover it.
from what you are saying i think it might be better to get a job in nursing than phlebotomy, because it will count more for nursing experience. I really don't see many job openings for phlebotomy, there was one at St lukes but it was a job that was causal, like an add on to your regular duties.
How was your experience at the long term care facility? It seems like everyone thinks it would be horriable to work there. Of course thats were the largest amount of job openings are.