Hi y'all. I was thinking of quitting my current job & becoming a PCA or a tech because I think it would be a great experience for a nursing student. I was wondering if a PCA can work1-2 days a week? I know that's not a lot at all, but I'm a full time student & I'll be taking more courses next semester than the average nursing student so it will take up a lot of my time and my education is my first priority right now. What do you think? Will any hospital hire me? Also what is the normal shift like? 8,10, or 12 hours for a PCA/tech assistant?
Oct 19, '17
That's going to vary based on where you live. Have you started nursing school yet?
Oct 19, '17
yeah I just started in the program this semester
Oct 21, '17
I'm in my last semester of nursing school and all I heard about the first three semesters, from students and instructors, is that if I don't get a tech job first I'll have a hard time finding a nursing job. Well, I'm about seven weeks away from graduating and so far I'm the only one in my class who has been offered an RN job after graduating. Meanwhile, we've had several people take tech jobs that have failed out because they have no time to study. The point being, don't take a job in a hospital just because you think it'll help you land a job once you graduate. As far as hours worked, that'll vary between hospitals. Your best bet is to talk to a hospital recruiter/HR to find that out.
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