My name is Amber and I am new to Allnurses.com
I am a Senior in High School and it is my passion and dream to become a nurse. I am currently taking a Medical Professions II class (I took Med Pro I as a Junior). Right after graduation, I will sit for the CNA exam, godwilling I will pass, and I will be a Certified Nursing Assistant!
I am so excited. I am also a teen volunteer at the local hospital and I love it! I am doing my first 40 hours at the front desk and then I will be able to go to a specific department.
Babies are my passion and it is my ambition to become an RN and work in Couplet Care. I am almost finished with my 40 hours at my volunteering position, but unfortunately I will not be able to go to Couplet Care until March (When I turn 18). But still, I am excited to be able to do that. I recently spoke to the managers there and they were telling me all about what they do, their highs and lows, etc...and also a dissappointing fact (not surprising though), that job opportunities (for new grads especially) are far and few in between.
I was wondering what would be the best route to take in order to increase and better my chances at being hired in Couplet Care as a new grad. Of course, I am willing to pay my dues and get a job wherever I can and move up the latter to Couplet Care, but if there are some steps I can take to better my chances, I would greatly appreciate any info/advice
Also, my other two questions were:
1) Could I be hired as a CNA at a hospital in the OB Department? I have heard that in some cases, CNA's are hired in the OB department and are then trained to be Techs. Is this a possibility? (I understand that for the most part, CNA's are hired in Nursing Homes for the Elderly and Rehabilitation facilities)
2) Can I be hired as a Nurse Tech with a CNA license? Or would I still have to have completed at least a year of Nursing School first?
Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated. I am excited about climbing this latter to my dream career. I think being a nurse is an amazing thing and I am so proud of all the nurses out there. You guys are inspiring and I look up to you
Can't wait to join you guys.