Hi Cheryl! I was a nurse tech last year after I completed my first year of nursing school. I worked in a small hospital, so I made 6.68 hr. Which really stinks compared to the 15/hr. Memphis, which is an hour away from me pays their nurse tech's 14/hr. At the hospital I worked at, it was basic CNA care, with just a little more. Things like accu checks, foleys, dsg changes. I graduated this past may and work in surgery/recovery now. I think working as a tech did benifit me in nursing school that last year. I knew what to expect a little more, and was more comfortable. It also helped me with my skills. When I would learn something at school, for example NG tubes, I would go to the hospital and beg the Rn to let me take one out or put it in. Good luck to you!