After you have completed a semester of clinicals you should be able to get a job as a patient care tech/nurses aide. I checked out various hospitals websites in the area and applied online. The positions are sometimes under "nursing" or "support services" depending on the hospital. Good luck- you should have no problem finding a job!
It is true. I did not have any experience when I got hired as an LNA in the hospital I am at now. Hospitals love to hire us students. It is amazing that i am the only Aide on my floor out of all 3 shifts that is a student. So definitely apply and write a nice cover letter with your on-line application and dress professionally for the interview and you will be golden. These positions are also called TAs and medical techs.
I would highly recommend becoming an assistant. It gives you a good taste of the realities of nursing.
Hi, I am a nursing student with only one semester to go, wud be graduating in may08, and wud then like to start in any kind of critical care settings an a RN. It wud be very helpfull if i cud work as a aid in critical care for a semester, hope that wud make me a better candidate at its tough for a new grad to find job in critical care. cud anybdy pls. guide me to any hospital in philadelphia's vicinity that hires students as aides in critical care? thanks.