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What's def of "Nursing Student with completion of Nursing Fundamentals"?

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by baldee baldee (Member) Member

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I just 'passed' my first semester of ADN and did not know exactly if that qualified me for a PCT (I know they are all a little different), if I have to get a lesser job, or get my CNA first (already took 72 clinical CNA course last year, but testing here is a random waiting game you lose your money if you can't meet their surprise schedule).

If 'nursing fundamentals' is my clinical skills book, that is not quite filled out yet after first semester (but should be by start of second I'd imagine).

Thanks for any guidance.

:nurse::nurse:

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ashleyisawesome is a BSN, RN and specializes in LDRP.

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normally it means youve completed one semester of nursing school with clinical... most of the pct jobs around me say you must either have your CNA or be a nursing student with first semester completed.

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well its pretty easy did you take a class called fundamentals or not? Nursing skills check-off book is not completed until all clinicals are done. Should be obvious if you look at the skills check off a first semester student will not be doing anything involving pediatrics etc;

I know every school is different but I would assume fundamentals would be the first class you take as the name implies everything is built on it.

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jelly221,RN has 3 years experience and specializes in Neurosciences, cardiac, critical care.

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You don't have to have any book filled out or anything, just need to have completed your first semester of nursing school. Some hospitals hire you in a CNA role, and some hospitals have an actual "student nurse" position where you will be allowed to perform skills with RN supervision. Like paid clinicals =). Either one will help you throughout nursing school and in finding a job after.

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