I know that sometimes hiring comes in phases, but when there is a need then management will start pulling applications. You should check with hospitals that you are interested in. Each one always has different requirements. For example, some places want you to have a Patient Care Tech certification whereas others (such as GMC) only requires a CNA (although you are hired as a PCT) because alot of entities train there own people as they go. The only thing that I can say as far as a school schedule is being in a department that is willing to work with you. Some places are only concerned with you working your schedule to satisfy your department needs first. But where I work, they value their nursing students and work schedules around school. I know that Gwinnett Medical could use some help but its up to them with how and when they hire. Send me your email and I will send my contact info so that you can use me as a referral. We do have a referral program so hopefully that will help get you in faster. All else fails, try long-term care facilities in the meantime, or maybe during the summer to get your feet wet. If you can, get through your first semester first to see how work will fit in for you. Most hospital positions require 12 hour shifts. I have been to school and worked 12 hours full time so I know that I can handle it. I am not sure if you have ever tackled a challenge like this. But if you want PRN status just to have extra experience and a few extra bucks...go for it! I wish you much success! My email is email@example.com if you need to reach me!