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    I just passed Boards and will be looking for a job real soon. I need help filling out applications. I have never had a job before, just clinical experiences for school. In many applications, they require you to fill out the past employment section. Am I suppose to just leave that blank or add in my clinical experiences? Although, some applications already include descriptions of clinical experiences. Please help? I'm confused.
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    Clinical experiences do not count as past employment. I recommend that you do not list your clinical experiences under the past employment section. (They are not the same! Clinicals are an unpaid requirement for nursing school.) I would only include paid work experience under this section.
    If you have held any previous jobs (including those unrelated to nursing/healthcare), I would list those under the past employment section. By including even unrelated past employment, it shows that you are capable of holding a job, are able to work with others, etc.
    If there is a section on the application for clinical experiences, I would list clinical experiences there and only there.
    If it is the type of application that allows you to add a section and there isn't a section for clinical experiences, add one.
    Best of luck!
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    I have never had a job though, should I just leave the employment section blank then?
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    Quote from pumpkinspice555
    I have never had a job though, should I just leave the employment section blank then?
    Yes, leave it blank.
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    Quote from chare
    Yes, leave it blank.
    It requires me to fill that section out. Shall I just put n/a?
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    I would put n/a. You never had a part-time job or anything in high school that you can mention? I understand if you don't, but if you have ever had any job of any kind, I would mention it. If you really have never ever had a job of any type, I would just put n/a, like you mentioned. Best of luck.
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    Quote from Shorty11
    I would put n/a. You never had a part-time job or anything in high school that you can mention? I understand if you don't, but if you have ever had any job of any kind, I would mention it. If you really have never ever had a job of any type, I would just put n/a, like you mentioned. Best of luck.
    I never had a job of any kind. So I guess I would just put n/a.


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