I have heard that hospitals will hire nursing students as patient care techs. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that? If so, how do I go about applying for one of these positions?
Aug 22, '07
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!
Aug 22, '07
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.
Aug 23, '07
Thanks! I will definitely look into a tech position. I'll use all of the advice I've gotten and apply at my local hospitals.
Aug 27, '07
We have several nursing students working as techs.
Oct 23, '07
In addition to hospitals try also LTAC (Long-Term Acute Care) Facilities. They also hire PCT. Examples of LTAC's are Kendred Hospitals, Select Specilities Hospital, Semper Care.
Oct 27, '07
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.