So tired of HHA! So tired of HHA! | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

So tired of HHA!

  1. 0 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. Visit  duskyjewel profile page
    #1 1
    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. Visit  EGriffRN profile page
    #2 2
    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. Visit  Ms.PCT1990 profile page
    #3 0
    Hey I hav