Unfortunatly for those of us struggling to get our RN while parenting, working etc. I have spent the last 1 1/2 years looking for any medical job to get my feet wet. Not a single local hospital will hire me. I have tons of customer service, sec'y, etc experience looked into transport, clerk etc. but not response. Maybe the schools shoudl require clinicals befoer taking A&P, Chem and BIO so those that think its for them can get a real taste rather than looking at who will pass the exams.
My RN friends tell me that hospitals will train from within... for Telementry, etc... yet the hospitals are posting jobs on the net and not calling. I did get called for the job at the child care center per deim and I wasn;t allowed to post out for one year but could take another per diem os much for that.. single parenthood, school and additional per deim jobs... crazy.
GUess its a double edged sword. The hospitals get the RN's that may not work out in the long run and forfiet early on those who recongnise where they want to be and are willing to place themselves in the enviornment but can't without the RN. I'm not looking for a nursing jobs becasue I'm in school part time but to be in the environment and really see what nursing entails.
Ria in NJ