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Jobs with a BSN and no license!

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Does anybody know of a job I can get with my BSN and not my nursing license. I have taken the NCLEX 5 times now and have not yet been successful so I'm trying to see if there's anything out there that will pay more than an aide!!! I'm thinking along the lines of a drug rep, but any other suggestions are definitely welcome!!

THANKS SO MUCH!

Chloe'sinNYNow

Specializes in Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!.

Does anybody know of a job I can get with my BSN and not my nursing license. I have taken the NCLEX 5 times now and have not yet been successful so I'm trying to see if there's anything out there that will pay more than an aide!!! I'm thinking along the lines of a drug rep, but any other suggestions are definitely welcome!!

THANKS SO MUCH!

This may apply...I spoke w/a nurse recruiter here at a local hospital. she said there are no openings for me as a new grad RN-BSN, but there will be in Feb. She said if I want to get my foot in the door (and I need to go thru their process of Nurse Intern to GN anyway) then I might want to apply as a CNA or Unit Secretary. I'm thinking it's rather punitive yet at the same time, I am only accumulating more debt, not workign, and if more time elapses, I'm gonna forget how to even put on my stethoscope!

It's been months for me since being in a clincal setting. My role transition in my final semeseter was in Geri Psych.

Does this help any? What are you doing now for work?

cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac.

What about social worker? I know of one who didn't have her nursing license (lost it) and was still able to work as one..

well right now i work as a technical partner, which translates to an aide. when u dont pass your boards u drop from a GN to a tech...the pay sux, but the benefits are good! that's why i kinda wish i could stay within this hospital, but i dont really know what else is available!

yes, i did consider that as well, i started to look on my hospital's website for available jobs...i have to look into more detail though because most say that u need experience. i know there's case workers that work with a social work degree and the one's on my floor are RN's, but still i know it's a possibility...thanks!

How about a clinical research coordiator? I heard that they dont need special licence but they must want you if you have nursing BSN.

KNEG1205 hi.. im kinda like you a bsn and no license yet kind of the same situation like you. what state are u in? are you working now? is it possible to get a job without a license yet?

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The only job that you can get in health care would be of a CNA since you do not hold a license. Drug companies want to see a license as well as experience.

You must hold an actual nursing license to work in the nursing world.

How about a clinical research coordiator? I heard that they dont need special licence but they must want you if you have nursing BSN.

Sorry, but they must still hold a license to practice here. The BSN is a degree only and is not a license and cannot be used in place of one.

Sorry, but they must still hold a license to practice here. The BSN is a degree only and is not a license and cannot be used in place of one.

It may depend on which state you're in. I'm currently in Michigan with a BSN and no license and I currently work as a clinical research coordinator.

Clinical Research Coordinators are not always nurses, if they are required to be one, then they must hold a license to practice as one.

Depends more on the project that one was hired for than anything else. Any job that requires a license, needs to have a license and a degree will not take the place of it.

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