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Working as a nursing assistant AND rn....

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by kbanks527 kbanks527 (New) New

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I graduated and just got a job part time at a doctors office. I currently work at a hospital as a nursing assistant (NOT CERTIFIED) and I want to know if I have to quit my hospital job because I got a RN job!?! I cant afford to quit because I need the benefits.. THANKS

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KaroSnowQueen has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Telemetry, Case Management.

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I would think the hospital would want to upgrade you to a nurse job once you're licensed. Working for aide pay, when legally you would be held to an RN standard of care is not wise for you, (although I/m sure some hospiatal bean counter would think its just fine!).

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fromtheseaRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency/Trauma.

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i thought that one is not allowed to work a position "under" your license level in the state of arizona. i would check with the board of nursing and your hospital's policy.

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I graduated and just got a job part time at a doctors office. I currently work at a hospital as a nursing assistant (NOT CERTIFIED) and I want to know if I have to quit my hospital job because I got a RN job!?! I cant afford to quit because I need the benefits.. THANKS

It depends on which hospital system you work for. Some hospitals do not allow you to work as a tech, cna, huc once you get your RN license. However, some do. The hospital system I worked for allowed me to keep working as a CNA until I found an RN job.

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