My question is.... what's the best way to better ensure a job in pediatric nursing later down the road?
I am currently taking my prerequisites at a community college. I plan on getting my associates degree there and then transferring to a university to get my BSN.
I debated on becomming a nurse aid through my community college over the summer, so that way I can rack up some experience as a nurse while I am going to school, but I'm not sure if that would be beneficial or not. I have also applied to a volunteer program at CHOP. I've considered dropping my job in retail/ customer service and looking for something that is along the lines of a daycare aid. And of course I am constantly looking for jobs in pediatric hospitals/ facilities that require no expericnce, since I don't really have any. Not much luck though.
So, does anyone have any tips? What will best get me a job as a pediatric nurse? I get great grades and I'm willing to put in as much effort as I have to... ahether that means searching for some kind of job, taking extra classes, getting involved in other activities, etc. I just am really hopping to stand out to my future employer.
Any input on the subject would be greatly appreciated!