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by iselamunoz_13 iselamunoz_13 (New) New

I was wondering... im going for my bsn in 2016, thats if I get accepted because its very competitive. .. And I've been told that a lot of rn positions are also hiring but they want someone with 1-3 yrs of experience. My mom told me that I should get a medical assistant certificate and work part time doing that while I attend school. is this a good idea? I dont want to graduate and then take 2-3 yrs in finding a good position. any suggestions?

thank you (:

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

A better idea would be to get your CNA (which is often required for many nursing programs in the first semester) and work as a CNA at a hospital. It's a good way to get your foot in the door.

I agree with cna/LNA. I'm doing that now even though only 1 of the 4 schools I'm applying to requires it. Less than a month til I'm licensed!


Has 11 years experience.

Medical assistants typically work 9-5-types of schedules, Mondays through Fridays. It will be difficult to go to school with that kind of schedule.

I second klone's suggestion. I think a CNA would be a more flexible and versatile position.