**St. Johns, Beaumont, or Henry Ford...Job opprotunity question** - page 2

Does anyone know if any of theses hospitals hire without experience to take patient vitals etc. I would like to get my foot in the door while taking my pre-reqs.... Read More

  1. by   catherine_cardella
    working as a student nurse/assistant isn't that bad. if you're on a heavy-duty floor like i am, then yes you will be wiping "dookie" off very sick patients' rear ends. but hey, this is all part of becoming a nurse. you have to be at the bottom of the totem pole somewhere. deal with it
  2. by   nkara
    LOl

    No you never get used to the smell.. the worst thing is the beginning of your shift and then ALL night long you still smell it! It's kinda like a bathtub full of chocolate milk looking, foul smelling, stuff.
  3. by   Dream2011
    Whats the pay like?
    How many hours do you have to work to be able to get health insurance?
    Since I'll be going to school I would only like to work the minimum hours.
  4. by   catherine_cardella
    if you wait until you get into nursing school, then you can become a nurse tech, student nurse associate, etc. those tend to be contingent positions where you can work as much or as little as you'd like. the best part is you can adjust your work schedule around school. nursing assistant positions are either full-time or part-time commitments and far less forgiving to your school schedule. i work at karmanos and we get paid $14 which i do realize is a few dollars less than most institutions, but i love it there.
  5. by   Dream2011
    Quote from pynkladie
    if you wait until you get into nursing school, then you can become a nurse tech, student nurse associate, etc. those tend to be contingent positions where you can work as much or as little as you'd like. the best part is you can adjust your work schedule around school. nursing assistant positions are either full-time or part-time commitments and far less forgiving to your school schedule. i work at karmanos and we get paid $14 which i do realize is a few dollars less than most institutions, but i love it there.
    Are you a nurse tech or a student nurse associate?
  6. by   SnowStar4
    The DMC starting pay for Student Nurse Associates is now 15.95. St. John's Pays more but the DMC lets you do a ton of stuff. Just FYI
    Last edit by SnowStar4 on Jun 18, '09
  7. by   mccnurse2b
    St John has benefits if you work 40-47 hours in a pay period (2weeks), 48-69 hours, and 70-80 hours. The cost that you pay depends on how many hours you are hired in to work and if you need benefits for just you, spouse, or a family. They offer health, dental, vision, life, 403b with a match, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, holiday pay, and TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, etc. Hope this helps
  8. by   Dream2011
    Quote from mccnurse2b
    St John has benefits if you work 40-47 hours in a pay period (2weeks), 48-69 hours, and 70-80 hours. The cost that you pay depends on how many hours you are hired in to work and if you need benefits for just you, spouse, or a family. They offer health, dental, vision, life, 403b with a match, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, holiday pay, and TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, etc. Hope this helps
    That would be perfect. I can definately work 20 - 25 hours a week while going to school.
    Thanks for the info
  9. by   Dream2011
    Quote from mccnurse2b
    St John has benefits if you work 40-47 hours in a pay period (2weeks), 48-69 hours, and 70-80 hours. The cost that you pay depends on how many hours you are hired in to work and if you need benefits for just you, spouse, or a family. They offer health, dental, vision, life, 403b with a match, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, holiday pay, and TUITION REIMBURSEMENT, etc. Hope this helps
    Do you know if they are hiring?
  10. by   Dream2011
    Quote from Stephanie K
    I haven't started there yet. My first day is July 3rd but I've heard it can be pretty bad! LOL! I'll let you know in a few weeks really how bad it can be!!!
    Don't forget to let me know what your first week was like Stephanie K.
  11. by   #1Nurss2care
    Generally if you are a current nursing student in your medical surgical rotation they will accept you without a certification.
  12. by   alltsonm
    that's so funny! If you have to ask, then you are'nt ready for the answer. Anyway, up to elbows in pooo isnt the worst as there are so many other things that can be happening all at the same time and you are being stretched in 5 different directions, you just have to have a good sense of humor, focus on where you plan to be 6 months from now, and then it is all good. consider dookie like boot camp
  13. by   mccnurse2b
    I know St John likes you to have completed at least 1 clinical rotation.

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