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I hate my current job and want to work in a hospital

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my current job is a teacher assistant in preschool. I am currently doing prerequisites for bmcc nursing program.

I hate my job I hate working with kids changing diapers and being exhausted all week. the bad thing that my job pays 16.39 an hour so I need to know what entry hospital job can I get that starts at 16 an hour so i don't lose financially.

also please inform me of any hospitals that do tuition reimbursement!!!

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If you hate changing diapers on pre-school aged children, how are you going to feel about changing them on the elderly? Or severely disabled older children/adults? And, as someone who worked as a pre-school aide all through high school in a summer program, working in a hospital is light years more exhausting. It doesn't even compare.

Hospital pay varies widely by region of the country. I want to say when I was a nursing student, I made around $12/hr as a student nurse aide and that was 12 years ago. $16/hr may be attainable as a CNA base rate depending on where you live. But you will change a ton of diapers if you do that.

The other kind of position you could look into is a front desk position on a floor. I have never known how much those positions pay, I imagine slightly less than a CNA.

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You hate changing diapers and being exhausted all week, but you want to be a nurse?

Alrighty then. Let me know how that works out. In your mind adult, liquid poop is better? I'll change my kiddos blowouts any day over adults.

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When I was pregnant with my first, my brother in law would hand me his kid whenever he needed a diaper change and tell me that I "needed the practice." I'd tell him he needed a few more kids before he had my expertise.

I'd listen to the other posters and examine why you want to get into nursing first. Then you can look at the job boards of hospitals near you and see what pay they offer.

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Its one thing to change diapers on a nurses salary and ANOTHER on teacher assistants salary. Now instead of judging me, I am asking for help would really appreciate responses

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I dont think that the other posters are judging you, just trying to give a very realistic perspective. You are correct about the RN salary but as they say, you dont know what you don't know. There is much more to nursing than tasks to be completed. You will be responsible for keeping a number of patients safe/from dying while at the same time keeping families, other staff, management etc happy; and dont forget to be perfect while you are doing that. THIS is exhausting and it is non stop. I think the other posters are just attempting to help you see the big picture: if you hate your job now you may not like nursing because it comes with enormous responsiblity (and btw you will see and clean way more that dirty diapers). As far as reimbursement goes, mostly for continuing your education after obtaining an RN, but you could check with schools and hospitals in your area for more info. Hope it works out the way you want!!

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I have an idea of the responsibilities of a nurse , and I want to do less diaper changing ( in a perfect world maybe never)

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any other positions besides front office? names of tuition reimbursement hospitals in NY?

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If you hate changing diapers on pre-school aged children, how are you going to feel about changing them on the elderly? Or severely disabled older children/adults? And, as someone who worked as a pre-school aide all through high school in a summer program, working in a hospital is light years more exhausting. It doesn't even compare.

Came here to say pretty much the same thing, but you beat me to it. The only thing I disagree with (as someone who taught middle school for fourteen years) is that nursing is harder/more exhausting. It's exhausting and stressful in a different way than teaching.

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Came here to say pretty much the same thing, but you beat me to it. The only thing I disagree with (as someone who taught middle school for fourteen years) is that nursing is harder/more exhausting. It's exhausting and stressful in a different way than teaching.

I said than being a pre-school assistant. Pre-school for most kids isn't even full day and most pre-school aged kids are potty-trained (unless it's a special needs classroom). No way would I work in a middle school in any way, shape or form. If I ever were to become a school nurse, I would only do high school.

For the OP, other positions you could consider in a hospital that don't require any specific experience are housekeeping and cafeteria staff (people who deliver trays to the floors, for example). I imagine both of those positions pay less than CNAs. You are posting in the General Nursing forum. If you want to know specific hospitals that offer tuition reimbursement in NY, the NY forum might be a better place to post.

Also, since now you have mentioned you are in NY, you would be wise to research the job market for ADN new grads before making a decision about which route to take. The entire Northeast is highly competitive and saturated with nurses and these boards are full of new grads who cannot find hospital positions.

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I have an idea of the responsibilities of a nurse , and I want to do less diaper changing ( in a perfect world maybe never)

Best of luck with you on that.... not going to be easy.

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I change the diapers of disabled kids

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