New Job! Nurse Tech for Post Partum!

  1. I found this board a few weeks ago and haven't been able to go to any other websites since then. I'm starting the Nursing Program in the Fall and hope to become a Nurse-Midwife and eventually get my Masters so that I can teach.

    So ... after reading all of the posts, I was dying to get into Nursing somehow (only have my CNA), when a friend called and told me there was an opening for a Nurse Tech on the Post Partum floor of the hospital where I will be having my clinicals. Could the timing have been any better? No way! I called, they called me back, I went in for a first interview ... and was hired on the spot! It just doesn't get any better than that.

    I start in ten days and couldn't be more happy ... and the sad part is that it pays LESS THAN HALF what my current job pays. And I don't care! It's right where I want to be ...

    Thanks to all of you who post here and bare your souls ... as scary as it seems, I'm looking forward to Nursing school and all that comes with it! I'm on my way! :hatparty:
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  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    Congrats on the new job! Sounds like a great opportunity to get experience and move towards your goal!
  4. by   Nurse2bSandy
    Hey, good for you! What a great way to see if it's what you really want to do... could be great for a future job too! Congrats!
  5. by   Hidi74
    Hi SC RN.... congrats and welcome!!! I have a question, I have thought about checking into a position like that while I am in school. What is average pay for that job.....If you don't mind me asking. If any one else knows of what a hospital would pay for a tech like position....lemmme know!
    Congrats! And welcome to the boards!

  7. by   JudithL_in_NH
    Congrats, SC RN!

    It sounds like a great opportunity!
  8. by   RainbowzLPN
    Congrats & welcome to the boards! The job sounds just like what you were looking for, have a blast!
  9. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Good for you! Welcome!

  10. by   NurseWeasel
    Awesome! Are you eligible for the hospital to pay your tuition now that you'll be an employee? That would be TOO kewl.

    SNT in my neck o' the woods pays $10.90/hour no bennies.
  11. by   SC RN
    You know, it's funny, I didn't ask about any benefits or tuition reimbursements ... it was just the perfect job for me and I was just happy to be offered it so quickly!

    The pay is sad ... just 9.37/hr to start. I currently make more than twice that in my position as HR Manager and plan to continue working here part-time. I'll let you know what the benefits are when I go through my physical and paperwork with their HR department.

    Thanks for all the support!
  12. by   PennyLane
    Congrats SC RN! I'm hopefully starting school in the fall, too. I'm kinda looking for a job in the meantime, but unfortunately I can't afford a pay cut right now!

    Enjoy your new job!
  13. by   parker in arkie
    laughing and crying at the same time...

    9.60 for a CNA and that's considered pitiful.

    i make 10 in an office and that's more than the new nurses at the hospital where i work.

    Is cost of living OUTRAGEOUS there?
  14. by   SC RN
    parker in arkie,

    Well, here's some numbers for comparison ... to buy a house, 3 bed 2 ba in a nice neighborhood, you'll pay around 400k. We rent a nice 3 bed 2 ba in a great neighborhood and most house rent for around $2k/month. And I paid $2.15 per gallon for gas this morning!

    The nurses start at around $19/hr at the hospital ... but I make more than that working in HR in an office! But you can go south an hour or so and work in LA and make a lot more than that. So, after two years of school and learning all this important stuff, I may have to take a pay cut to do what I love!

    Yes, it's expensive to live in SoCal ... but it's also beautiful and sunny and warm. I was snowboarding last week in the mountains two hours from here and I was at the beach in the sun yesterday. I don't think I could ever give this up ... even when the cost of living gets outrageous!

    Thanks for all the wonderful posts ... you guys are great!