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I'm new here and just wanted to say hi! I'm totally new to this whole nursing school experience and it seems so overwhelming. I live in NY and have a few questions. I'm a pre-nursing student and I'm currently looking for a part-time job in a hospital. I have a legal background and was wondering what types of jobs within a hospital should I look for? Thanks in advance!

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I'm new here and just wanted to say hi! I'm totally new to this whole nursing school experience and it seems so overwhelming. I live in NY and have a few questions. I'm a pre-nursing student and I'm currently looking for a part-time job in a hospital. I have a legal background and was wondering what types of jobs within a hospital should I look for? Thanks in advance!

Since it's experience in the nursing realm, and within the hospital setting that you seek, get a CNA certification. Training is just several weeks long, and as a patient care tech you will get plenty of hands-on education before you are thrown into school clinicals. Of course that's not a requirement, many people do just fine without it (including me) but many swear by the experience gained.

Beyond that, it's a job in healthcare :)

The legal background gets you nothing in the way of hospital employment, so I'd focus on patient care since you're pre-nursing now.

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Thanks a bunch for the great advice!:)

BTW- Do certain hospitals pay for CNA training? Just curious. Thanks

I'm in NYS, but not NYC, so I can't speak intelligently as to what happens down there.....but I don't know of any in my area, any I've heard of, that do this. They all offer new aides orientation, including those who are not CNAs but are hired as patient care techs (aides without certification=same job anyway). But they won't do the actual training required for weeks to get you the certification.

However, it's frequently offered in our local BOCES programs, and I am certain that nursing homes do offer it, usually free in exchange for an employment contract. In any case, it isn't expensive.

Working as an aide gets your foot in the door, gains you valuable hands-on experience, and makes your ease with clinicals all the greater. When it comes time to hire you as an RN, you'll already be "in" there! And, of course, you can also find out if you DON'T want to work someplace, because you'll already have seen the "inside" and know how the nursing staff works, etc.

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I'm in NYS, but not NYC, so I can't speak intelligently as to what happens down there.....but I don't know of any in my area, any I've heard of, that do this. They all offer new aides orientation, including those who are not CNAs but are hired as patient care techs (aides without certification=same job anyway). But they won't do the actual training required for weeks to get you the certification.

However, it's frequently offered in our local BOCES programs, and I am certain that nursing homes do offer it, usually free in exchange for an employment contract. In any case, it isn't expensive.

Working as an aide gets your foot in the door, gains you valuable hands-on experience, and makes your ease with clinicals all the greater. When it comes time to hire you as an RN, you'll already be "in" there! And, of course, you can also find out if you DON'T want to work someplace, because you'll already have seen the "inside" and know how the nursing staff works, etc.

Sounds good. I really need the experience.There are a few nursing homes in my area that I will apply to. Thanks again!

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