Job type during Nursing school? - page 2

Hello everyone I just started my first nursing class and I was wondering...What is the best type of job during school?EMT?CNA?ETC... I have experience in healthcare as a Recreation Therapist... Read More

  1. by   CaLLaCoDe
  2. by   butterfly26pn
    I did private duty. I was able to work part time and go to school full time. My pt. allowed to me study all the time. Plus private duty pays more than hospital or nursing home.
  3. by   bopps
    EMT- I work as an ER tech. Many ER'S hire EMT'S as techs. You get a lot of experience, because the ER sees a wide variety of pt's. And the money isn't bad either 10-12 per hour. And you will be light years ahead of your fellow students in some things. Just my 2 cent
  4. by   MIA-RN1
    I think you should look not only at what type of job but what hours you are offered. Do your best to find something flexible and that uses only a smallish part of your brain because you are going to be very busy learning and doing.
    I don't think it matters what field you work in while you go to school, as long as you have that necessary flexibility with the hours (like able to take the night off before a big exam!) and that you don't have to work too hard to learn the job on top of what you are learning in school.
    I was a medical assistant before I even considered nursing school and all thru it. By the time I started school, I had my job down cold and so it was easy to keep doing it. And the summer between the two years, I worked as a tech in the ED. Honestly, I learned more about nursing from the NP's I worked with at the clinic than I did in the ED.
    I know other people that just kept their old jobs in lots of different fields. Its just what works best for you.
  5. by   eyelalwaysluvher
    Remember the cabin, remember the cabin.......
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  8. by   RNperdiem
    I worked as a CNA on weekend nights and a couple of evenings a week. By the second year of school, I cut down my hours and worked per diem in the hospital med/surg floor. I lived at home and went to community college, so financially this was possible. I earned 4$/hr as a CNA in the mid 1990's.
  9. by   cgun101
    when i was in school, i worked in as a security officer and it was very comfortable for me bcuz of schedule flexibility. I spent most of my time studying at work anyway.
  10. by   pagandeva2000
    To be honest, I would work in nursing informatics if I had the opportunity or experience during nursing school, simply because the nursing programs can be very hard on the body, demanding on time, and a great deal to study.

    As someone else pointed out, being surrounded with nursing issues all the time may drive one for burn out. This may not apply to you, but I know it would have for me. Good luck in whatever decision you make!