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Nursing jobs you can have as a student?

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I was wondering if there were different jobs that you are eligible for after each year of nursing. I believe I heard that after your second year as a nursing student you can be a nurses aide??? not sure. Does anyone know the jobs you can get after each year in school? Thanks :)

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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I think that after the first year you could apply as an aid or a support worker. Other than that I can't think of anything that wouldn't require a nursing license.

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Ooh, this was my question as well! I made a thread but obviously put it in the wrong place..

From what I've heard (so by no means is this for sure right..)

After first year --> Nursing Assistant.. most likely job in a continuing care center

After second year --> Nursing Assistant ... more jobs in hospitals open up

After third year --> ENS- Employed Nursing Student

After fourth year --> Graduate Nurse ... and then you pass the RN test!! :)

Hope this helps, and if anyone else knows more than i have or has actually done this, I would love to see the answer as I'm a first year and already searching for a summer job :p

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Hi

In B.C. after the first year, you can be a care aid. Here they make about $19/hr.

After the second year, you can be an ESN. This is true for most lower mainland colleges/universities (as far as I'm aware). For UBC, I believe it's after the third year (please correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I have heard). An ESN makes less than an RN, but has half the patient load of an RN. Here they make about $23/hr. It's great experience and I highly recommend it. As an ESN, you are allotted 300 hrs/yr, but w/ some places/units, it is possible to stay on beyond those hours.

Note: after the second year, you can also write the LPN challenge exam and work as an LPN.

I hope this helps

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