Anyone work as a nurse assistant while in nursing school? I've been in school for the last year and turned in my application to start nursing school in the fall. I think (hope) my chances are pretty good; I should know something within the next month or so!
Through this process, I went ahead and took a LTC/HHA course which I'm about to finish up and test for my CNA license. A friend of mine suggested to me that I might look into a part time tech job at the hospital for some practical experience. I noticed that our local hospital had a few part time tech positions open so I applied just to see, never really thinking I'd get the job as I'm not quite done with my CNA class... well... surpise! Long story short, I got two calls back, two interviews, and accepted a position in the ER! They know that I'm not done with my class, and that I have absolutely no experience, but I'm still a bit nervous that maybe I bit off more than I can chew? I realize that its going to be hard work, and I'm certainly not afraid of that, or of the more undesireable tasks I'll be doing... I'm nervous about my lack of experience and being more of a burden than a help, if that makes any sense. It's so hard going into anything new and feeling inept!
Can anyone share with me how working as an assistant helped you in school and maybe give me some tips on what makes for a good tech in the ER?