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Possible night jobs while in school?

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Hey guys,

Its my first time posting on this forum, I've been a lurker for some time though and I appreciate a website like this. The information I've gotten from you guys has really come in handy and I was hoping someone might be able to help me out.

Currently I'm in a full-time program working on my LPN degree. I just finished finals for my first session, 4 more to go. I don't have any other background in the medical field or any sort of license. I was told by a classmate that I could get a job working for a nursing home or an assisted living facility, even though I don't have my CNA yet(I'll be able to test out for that at the end of the next session, a good 2.5 months a way). Can anyone confirm this, or offer me any suggestions?

I need a job, and I'd prefer to get something healthcare related so I can start boosting my work experience in the field. I'd prefer not to go back to fast food, however I might need to. The field I was in before--call center customer service stuff--doesn't really have any nights/weekends options.

Have you tried looking into agencys who care for the mentally disabled? They usually have shifts like 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, 11pm-9am... sometimes you can get a shorter shift such as 5pm-10pm, it depends on the agency. The pay will most likely not be great, but you will get alot of health-care related experience, working with people, taking care of people, etc. If you have more questions, please feel free to send me a message!

I'm in LPN school full time, and just got my CNA a month ago. I have a crazy schedule I never have a day off I work the 3-11 shift in LTC. I love my job though, and it's so awesome to actually get to see the things you are learning about. You learn so much more at work than at clinicals, because you actually get the patient load I have about 15 per night. The only down side is you have little time for homework and studing, but you have plenty of time to practice assessments and nurses to ask questions. In my down time (which is rare) I read charts. It helps alot, but you have to be able to manage time well and handle ALOT!!!! of stress. :D

LPN_thts_M3

Specializes in Nursing home/home health/Rehab.

Have you ever heard of Brightstar Healthcare? Its an agency and they have positions like a caregiver where you dont need a license. You can work on your interpersonal skills and how to be observant with your patients even if you cant actually do assessments like a CNA. You can make your own schedule from week to week. Work as many or as little hours as you want. They are also good when you get your license.

dblpn

Specializes in SN, LTC, REHAB, HH.

Hey guys,

Its my first time posting on this forum, I've been a lurker for some time though and I appreciate a website like this. The information I've gotten from you guys has really come in handy and I was hoping someone might be able to help me out.

Currently I'm in a full-time program working on my LPN degree. I just finished finals for my first session, 4 more to go. I don't have any other background in the medical field or any sort of license. I was told by a classmate that I could get a job working for a nursing home or an assisted living facility, even though I don't have my CNA yet(I'll be able to test out for that at the end of the next session, a good 2.5 months a way). Can anyone confirm this, or offer me any suggestions?

I need a job, and I'd prefer to get something healthcare related so I can start boosting my work experience in the field. I'd prefer not to go back to fast food, however I might need to. The field I was in before--call center customer service stuff--doesn't really have any nights/weekends options.

if i were you i would try the assisted living because its not a heavy work load like many snf. i work sometimes for an agency as a med. tech and cna while i'm in school. it's hard but if you gotta work you gotta work. also try to get a private duty job. these are easy if you can get a good pt.

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