I've made the decision to pursue a Nursing career. I guess that's the best place to start. I'm hoping that I can tap this vast pool of knowledge to avoid any pitfalls and glean any good advice you all can offer.
I live in Philadelphia and plan on attending the Community College of Philadelphia to complete my pre-reqs in Fall 2012. My goal right now is to enter Jefferson's FACT program in 2013. Any opinions on this accelerated 2nd degree program or any other in Philadelphia are welcome.
While completeing my pre-reqs, I hope to find a part time job in a local hosptial to:
A) not be completely dependent on loans, and
B) get more experience in the health care industry.
I have an EMT-B from NJ, which is accepted in PA, but the jobs I have found in my cursory searches seem to require EKG/Phlebotomy certification, which I do not have. Does anyone know of positions available for someone with an EMT-B cert? ER tech? I'd like to get back to using my BLS skills.
Thanks ahead of time for any words of wisdom you can thow my way!