Published Jun 11, 2005
Hello. I am currently a student at a junior college taking pre-requisite courses for admission to a nursing school. (I will be transferring Fall of 2005). I am interested in working as a unit secretary, however, how does one go about doing so given my status. Does anyone know of any schools in the bay area (California) that offer a "unit secretary program" if there is such a thing?
I'm looking for work experience related to the nursing field. Though volunteering at a hospital is an option, I am drowning in payments. Any help is appreciated.
At the hospital where I work, the only thing that's required to be a unit secretary is a high school diploma. They would prefer for you to have taken a medical terminology course but that is not required.
Also, our unit secretaries are transitioning into 2-role-combined-job of unit secretary and health care tech. You may also want to take a CNA course as it would be beneficial as well, even if the hospital you work at doesn't take this combined job approach.
traumaRUs, MSN, APRN
I live in Illinois, so things might be different here too. However, like above poster, here all you need is a high school diploma. We frequently hire nursing students to these positions. Good luck.
If you go to the hospital you're interested in, to Human Resources, check out their available job postings and apply. Good luck to you.
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