I will be graduating from an ADN program next year and I am starting to think about the best way to gain experience to get a nursing job after graduation. I have two ideas in mind and I am looking for some advice as to what may be the best option.
I have been working as an RP (responsible person) for two years now at a level four rest home. My duties include passing meds, dealing with emergencies, documentation, transcribing orders, revising the MARs, and dealing with the MDs and the pharmacy. However I have been thinking of leaving this place come summer as applying for a CNA or unit secretary position at a hospital to get my foot in the door. So my question is: which looks better? Which would help get a leg up? I can see how longevity at a single job looks good, especially since I have experience dealing with things that CNAs don't get to do and most nursing students don't get to do before licensure. However, I know hospital jobs are tough to get and working as a CNA etc prior can help come graduation. Thoughts?? Thanks!