What are the best jobs for RN students?

  1. I was wondering if there is any advice from people who worked their way through Nursing school? I am in the CNA classes this summer and I did the Telemetry EKG class. What is the best type of job to have while you are in school full time? Thanks!!!!!
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  3. by   NIGHTWOLF87
    the best jobs to have while you are ft in nursing school are any that don't require you to work long hours or that interfere with your classes. if you are wanting to do something that relates to nursing, you can be a nurse tech while in school or once you finish your cna/ekg classes, you might try getting a job that you can use your new skills. but it doesn't have to be in the medical field. while i was in nursing school, i worked only weekends at a data entry company. between that and my finanical aid, i was fine. it also depends on your financial situation; can you afford not to work full-time? do you have a family to support? lots of bills? etc. so do what is best for you and what works for you, and you will be fine. good luck!
  4. by   LilRedRN1973
    I started out as a Critical Care Tech for my second semester of nursing school that paid $16/hour and then at the end of my second semester applied and was hired for the position of Apprentice Nurse. I worked that position throughout summer and all through my second year of school. When I graduated nursing school, I had been doing the work as an RN for over a year (with the exception of giving meds and suctioning ET tubes...the two things that were out of my scope of practice as an Apprentice Nurse). It gave me a GREAT leg up when I headed out on my own license and I had no problem transitioning into the role of professional nurse. It also paid well (over $17/hr) and I worked two 12-hour night shifts Fri/Sat. It was a great experience and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get some experience under their belt prior to graduation.
  5. by   fischer829
    what place offers critical care tech positions? i think it's really interesting the way you gained some experience pre-grad. i am looking into getting a critical care tech position. thanks a lot.
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 26, '09