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My first non-nurse hospital job. Ideas?

by Jumpy Jumpy Member

Hello everyone. This is the situation I'm in;

I am a pre-nursing student, who has finished all of my nursing prerequisites, and is now on a 3 year long wait list. Now, even if I'm still taking 8 credits of support classes (not truly essential to take now, but it will make life easier once I get into a program, plus it will open up door for different programs) I need to get a job at a hospital, as there are opportunities to get sponsored, chances to learn and most importantly, bypass that 3 year waiting list.

I've never been a CNA nor a PCT, and it seems like those require full time training to become one, and I'm not sure that I can dedicate time since I am doing school part time. If I can get a great job with good training I am willing to drop those classes.

Obvisley I’m ok with less than glamorous work, as long as it gets my foot in the door, and I consider myself a hard worker.

So with this in mind, I would love to hear what would be a good first time job for someone who has never worked in the medical field*.

*Note, I have had a job as a resident assistant in college, and I do have a bachelors in a non-related field.

Mucho gusto

-Your friendly neighborhood Jumpy.

I don't know if this help at all,

The course's that I'm enrolled in are not full-time,My phlebotomy course is 1 day a week for 11 weeks,after that I am taking my cna course(prerequisite to nursing)5 days a week for 3 weeks.

I'll be done by mid-Dec, I would check your community colleges and see if they offer any short term courses,You could also look into LTC's that will train you,.I was a nursing asst at a facility that cared for residents with dementia.

I loved it!!!!!!

It's just something to look into.

Thank you. That's a start.

Silly question, what is the job of "transportation"? I assume that it is about transporting patients around the hospital, in a non-automobile sense.

Did you mean transporter?

Yes,it's transporting patients for test's,if they are being admitted and are non-critical,sometimes a transporter will move them,It can also require you to go to the morgue.


Specializes in Med-Surg, ED.

You can do the full-time hospital orientation on your january break if you have a month off as many do. Most hospital jobs are going to have at least a week's full time orientation because they have to do the hipaa inservice and stuff like that.

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