So tired of HHA!

  1. I start Nursing school in March and I'm just so tired of being a Home Health Aide. The pay sucks! The environment is draining the life out of me. I would LOVE to work in a hospital but that's going to take some time. I'm thinking about taking a Patient Care Technician course. Anyone know how demanding this position is? What to expect? The starting pay rate in NYC?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   duskyjewel
    Wow, if you think you are drained now, wait until you work on a hospital telemetry unit as the only aide for 15 patients with nurses who don't help. (Yes, this is my personal experience, and yes, I am bitter.)
  4. by   EGriffRN
    Being a PCT is just as draining. I work on med surg and typically there are 3 techs for 36 patients. It sounds not so bad, but when you have 12 complete baths, 3 feeds, 6 blood sugars, 8 totally incontinent patients, and people that are on their call lights every 5 minutes, it gets old fast. It's a great experience and helps me tremendously in nursing school, but I am usually dog tired by the time I go home.
  5. by   Ms.PCT1990
    Hey I hav