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- by Amoola85 Sep 15, '12If nobody is willing to pay you for a job, then volunteer and prove yourself. Even if they won't hire you, you'll get some experience.Last edit by VickyRN on Sep 15, '12
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- Sep 20, '12 by b_m_prosepctQuestion,
is it legal to volunteer as an RN on the floor and passing meds, giving nursing treatments, just like a regular hired RN does?
I think that is prohibited by state labor law.
Volunteering in the hopital like a high school student does will not give you any real experience at all.
I volunteered at ER for a short-time after I graduate from school and before taking NCLEX, I basically only allowed to take vitals. I don't think that give me any ER nurse experience at all.
- Oct 6, '12 by boricualuv4everActually thought of that as well. It would be a great question to answer. I will post as soon as I get the answer. Sadly, one recruiter told me volunteer exp doesn't count because its not paid RN work. Maybe it will count if I was performing duties as an RN with an evaluation from a supervisor.
- Oct 6, '12 by eatmysoxRNI think one of the best reasons to volunteer is so you can meet nurses and nurse managers. Networking is invaluable. However, I found that many times it is difficult even to volunteer at some facilities.