I am going into nursing school
next year, god willing, I am working on my pre-req's right now. I have a full time job right now doing office work, which I know will not continue when I start nursing school. I am going to get a ADN in Nursing from a Community College, but I have never worked in a health care setting at all. My question is, while I am in nursing school, could I get a night job working in the hospital, do nursing-type work without being a LPN or CNA. Even if it is filing or answering phones, I would just like to gain extra experience while I am in school because I am totally new at this profession. Are there other people out there going to nursing school that had no prior nursing or hospital working experience? If so, is it a total shock, or were you just as confident as students that were LPN's or CNA's working on thier RN degree? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.