Job Search Question

by Bonesfan47 Bonesfan47 (New) New Pre-Student

Hello again,

I was hoping to get some advice on getting my foot in the door in a hospital. I am looking to go to nursing school at some point when I can afford it but still want to work in the hospital either full-time or part-time and saw that there a some jobs in the same hospital that do not require any certifications other than CPR (which I am certified for). I was wondering if it looks bad to apply to all of the open positions and should just apply to one or two or if it would not look bad to apply to all the positions that are available. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.



TriciaJ, RN

Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory. Has 40 years experience.

I don't think there's anything wrong with applying for any job you are willing and qualified to do. Just be prepared with a good answer for why you are so eager to work in that hospital. Maybe something along the lines of feeling drawn to healthcare and that hospital has a good reputation.

I have mixed feelings about sharing your plans to attend nursing school. They may look on that favourably or they may worry that you'll want scheduling considerations. Maybe some other members can weigh in on that.

Thank you for your advice I greatly appreciate it and will apply to those jobs! There are also a couple of jobs in another hospital I am interested in one of them is the same job as the first hospital too. I was looking jobs like transporters, registrars, Patient safety assistants and tech aides all jobs that match my qualifications and I especially like the ones where I get work with and help the patients. Thanks again for your advice!!