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What are some good jobs for pre-nursing students?

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Hello all,

Right now, I'm a student, but I'm looking to get a part-time job somewhere. Ideally, this job would be in the healthcare industry, but in most cases, that would require additional training. I've considered taking a class to be a CNA or an EMT, but the thing is, I'm trying to finish my nursing pre-reqs ASAP, so I don't know if that would just be yet another cumbersome addition to my already steep workload.

Also, I need to consider the possibility that I won't get into any nursing schools. If I try to work as a CNA, or any other health-related job, and I end up getting rejected form every nursing school I apply to, it would have been a waste.

Basically, I'm not sure what to do, work-wise, as a pre-nursing student.I want to make a little spare change, but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort. Any advice/suggestions on my situation would be greatly appreciated :(

I work as a phlebotomist part-time, only every other weekend. I go to school full-time finishing up my BS in microbiology, so it was the perfect job for me. The hospital trained me and I make the same amount of money that a PCT does. I also love the challenge, there is no better feeling than getting a hard stick that somebody else couldn't get. You may want to check into it hospitals in your areas.

It's not health care, but Security is a VERY easy job, and depending on where you get assigned, it can be a GREAT time to study

Hey,

Actually i am in houston area and trying to find job as phlebotomist. i am almoost done with my BS in biology. i don't have licence for phlebotomist. does anyone know how to get tht?

Hey,

Actually i am in houston area and trying to find job as phlebotomist. i am almoost done with my BS in biology. i don't have licence for phlebotomist. does anyone know how to get tht?

I am in Kansas and you don't have to be certified or licensed to be a phlebotomist. But our hospital does pay more if you are certified. But certification is relatively easy to obtain. The hospital even pays for you to take the test. I haven't done it since I am going to hopefully start nursing school next fall and it won't be worth it me to do.

before i considered nursing school (i was accepted for fall 2008, but had to defer entry until fall 2009), i worked as a nurses aide (the hospitsal trained me). i didn't need any experience. i worked the night shift, so there was plenty of time to study (i was a psych major, at the time).

before i considered nursing school (i was accepted for fall 2008, but had to defer entry until fall 2009), i worked as a nurses aide (the hospitsal trained me). i didn't need any experience. i worked the night shift, so there was plenty of time to study (i was a psych major, at the time).

I really wanna go into something like that. I think it would be a great way to get used to the hospital setting/atmosphere I will encounter as a future RN. I guess the main problem is finding a hospital that is willing to train me...I think most programs I have looked at require a 14-16 week class.

I really wanna go into something like that. I think it would be a great way to get used to the hospital setting/atmosphere I will encounter as a future RN. I guess the main problem is finding a hospital that is willing to train me...I think most programs I have looked at require a 14-16 week class.

the hospital i worked at required a 2 week general hospital orientation, a two week "floor" orientation, where i was required to work the day shift (i worked on the physical rehab floor), and then i was able to learn everything else as i went, while working the night shift.

I work as a phlebotomist part-time, only every other weekend. I go to school full-time finishing up my BS in microbiology, so it was the perfect job for me. The hospital trained me and I make the same amount of money that a PCT does. I also love the challenge, there is no better feeling than getting a hard stick that somebody else couldn't get. You may want to check into it hospitals in your areas.

That's a good idea..I'll look into it. Hopefully my local hospitals have this kind of position for me to consider...Training directly from the hospital would be wonderful. :)

tamale girl

Has 2 years experience.

bartending...pays the bills and helps with future job security :wink2:

I work in a rather low stress, very flexible, retail position. I couldn't think of a better job to have while in school. It helps pay the bills and gives my family benefits. Plus my boss is very understanding and I've been there long enough (12 years) where I feel pretty comfortable going to him and explaining when I need extra days off for school....

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