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- Mar 1 by GrnTeaI have never heard of a non-RN job counting towards seniority in an RN job. I wouldn't take that to the bank.
- Mar 1 by edimoQuote from GrnTeaPerhaps they were alluding to hospital seniority. I worked as a unit clerk before transitioning to RN; although I was bottom of the RN seniority totem pole, my hospital seniority carried over into aspects such as vacation, benefits, and sick time.I have never heard of a non-RN job counting towards seniority in an RN job. I wouldn't take that to the bank.
- Mar 1 by Tally4970At our local hospital I am 100% certain this is the way it works, your non-RN job can and does count towards your RN seniority once you become an RN.
- Mar 2 by MrChicagoRNQuote from Tally4970I think you may be confusing employment seniority vs nursing seniority.At our local hospital I am 100% certain this is the way it works, your non-RN job can and does count towards your RN seniority once you become an RN.
The housekeeper you mentioned may have the PTO, pension, and other perks of a long time employee, but in terms of salary, unit seniority, etc the new RN would probably start at day one
- Mar 2 by Tally4970Actually, I know that's not how it works at my local hospital, my mom is a NP and my sister is an RN at this hospital and that is exactly how it works there. Again this is not the question, it's when should I make the transition.......
- Mar 3 by MrChicagoRNEducation is expensive, and you may at some point decide that nursing isn't for you. I'd keep the old job as long as I could, maybe till your last year of nursing school
- Mar 3 by sali22Honestly, I assume you make goid money now, I wouldn't quit anytime soon to make 10$ an hour.
- Mar 3 by dirtyhippiegirlIn my area, it's almost a necessity to work as an aide/uap if you want to find a hospital job. I work at a large academic hospital and probably half of our new grad positions are for in-house staff, only. The big children's hospital down the road hires almost exclusively from its uap pool, etc. I would personally apply for a uap spot as soon as possible...again, in my area, the pre-req is passing nursing skills/fundamentals I. Waiting until you are a senior will close a lot of doors since by the time you've been adequately trained, you'll be graduating and looking for a RN job. If you can afford the paycut, I would get into a medical based job as soon as you're eligible