Working as PCT during nsg school

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Specializes in BSN student.

Hi all! I have an interview tomorrow for a FT position working nights as a PCT on a tele floor. If all goes well and I land the job, I intend to stay employed throughout the Summer then go PRN once school starts back up.

I wanted to ask--how valuable is PCT/PCA/CNA experience during nursing school? Will this help with my job search once I am a new grad RN?

Just wanted to get y'alls take before I possibly commit to working (3) 12s per week for my entire Summer. My school clinical rotations have only been in a nursing home so far so I am excited to hopefully get acute care experience.

TIA!!

Enarra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ambulatory Primary Care. Has 10 years experience. 126 Posts

Very valuable You see nurses in action, dry textbook topics Come Alive in your patients. but you need to make sure you get enough rest as making some money isn’t worth it if you fail out of nursing program. I wish I knew to go the pca route those students had a job lined up when they graduated. Best of luck!

blueskiesandsunshine.prn

Specializes in BSN student. 29 Posts

21 minutes ago, Enarra said:

Very valuable You see nurses in action, dry textbook topics Come Alive in your patients. but you need to make sure you get enough rest as making some money isn’t worth it if you fail out of nursing program. I wish I knew to go the pca route those students had a job lined up when they graduated. Best of luck!

Thanks so much! I don't plan on working during the school year so the sleep/time constraints aren't an issue to me, so I think it is a good compromise based off your comments!