Classes to take while looking for an RN job

  1. Hi! I had my BSN outside the US and i passed my RN here in the US almost a year ago, i worked at a skilled nursing facility for 8 months and i am now unemployed. I really like to work in a hospital setting but it is very hard to get in. While searching for an RN hospital job, i renewed my BLS and will take my ACLS class next week, is there any classes that you know I can take while i'm looking for a job that can help me set a foot on the door at the hospital? My bf was talking about from RN to phlebotomy, i dont know if thats a good idea? do you know any other classes? pls help. thank you.
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to career advice.
  4. by   HouTx
    It is very unlikely that an RN will be hired in a subordinate level job such as phlebotomy or any other unlicensed role because he/she would still be accountable for adhering to the RN standards of practice, no matter the job title. This obviously would be an enormous headache & potential liability issue for the employer.

    What about an EKG course or PICC certification? These skills are valuable in an acute care setting.
  5. by   SirMiggy
    Quote from HouTx
    It is very unlikely that an RN will be hired in a subordinate level job such as phlebotomy or any other unlicensed role because he/she would still be accountable for adhering to the RN standards of practice, no matter the job title. This obviously would be an enormous headache & potential liability issue for the employer.

    What about an EKG course or PICC certification? These skills are valuable in an acute care setting.

    I wonder where can u get ekg training ? and for how long
  6. by   five10fevr
    Quote from SirMiggy

    I wonder where can u get ekg training ? and for how long
    Try your local hospital. I have taken Dysrhythmia and hemodynamic monitoring to add to my resume from my community hopsial.
    Good luck
  7. by   SirMiggy
    ive looked around my area (metrodetroit) and none of them offer training for anythinh.its really frustratiing

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