Monday, June 12, 2006

I Have a Job

Finally got hired as a Student Nurse Tech in a PCU. Won't start for a couple weeks. Waiting for HR to call and schedule a physical with me, so they can be sure I'm not a) diseased b) addicted c) disabled d) insane, etc.

Bummer, I need some money now.

14 Comments:

Congrats! Money is good. Best of luck to ya!

By Blogger Marisapan, at Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:38:00 AM PDT  

Awesome!

By Blogger Nicole, at Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 2:57:00 PM PDT  

Thanks so much for shring you story. I need to do a student nurse interview and was wondering if I could ask you some questions via e-mail. Thanks! And Yeah! On the job!

By Anonymous Allegra, at Friday, June 16, 2006 at 9:02:00 AM PDT  

Sure, anybody is welcome to email me with questions about whatever. In fact, comments posted to this site go directly to my inbox, so if you want a private correspondance you need only let me know your email address. Mine is in my profile, which is linked on the left bar.

By Blogger esunasoul, at Friday, June 16, 2006 at 12:21:00 PM PDT  

All good things come to those who wait....Congrats and good luck..matt

By Blogger coullier1, at Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 7:42:00 AM PDT  

I graduated nursing school last may (2005) and am now working as an ER nurse. I just wanted to tell you to keep your head up, it sounds like you are a great student. About your job, congratulations, you will be doing a lot of the bottom of the barrel work, baths passing trays etc, at least thats how it is here when you work as a student tech, but keep your eyes and ears open, if you hear about a procedure going on, ask the nurse or the Doc if you can watch. Also don't pick up on other nurses bad habits!

By Blogger medicgirl, at Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 9:10:00 AM PDT  

Are you not allowed to work as a nurse if you are disabled? What happened to equal opportunities?

I know of at least one nurse local to me (in the UK) with only one leg, because I have worked with her. And she was new, not a previous employee who had had an accident and was retained

By Anonymous studentnurse, at Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 1:43:00 AM PDT  

Congrats! I still have fond memories of my first job as a student in a hospital...I think I learned as much from those days at work as I did from clinical in school...maybe more...enjoy!

By Blogger Joseph Tomaino, at Friday, June 30, 2006 at 7:17:00 PM PDT  

Hi Heather,

Congrats on the new job. What kind of work does a Student Nurse Tech do exactly? Are you pretty restricted in the procedures you can do compared to an RN?

I will be starting my clinicals in a few weeks and I plan to try to get a job at a hospital too. My wife is a nurse and she has become pretty good friends with one of the radiology transport people at her hospital, so i hope i can get an "in" with him. Also, once i have finished my first semester of clinicals I am eligible to take the exam to become licensed as a PT (Practical Tech)which is a limited form of the Rad Tech (kind of like what an LPN is to an RN). As a PT i would get a lot more experience (and make more money :-P) than as a transport worker.

Anyway, sorry for the long comment. I hope your physical goes well and they dont poke and prod you too much. :-)

Dustin
Desert Imaging

By Blogger ArizonaDB, at Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 11:09:00 AM PDT  

Congrats on getting your job!! welcome to the world of nursing!!

By Blogger Bone_collector, at Monday, July 10, 2006 at 4:30:00 PM PDT  

I'm also an artist, computer geek turned Nursing Student living in Orlando. I've also started working at a hospital as a nurse tech, on the cardiac floor. I feel your pain. I've been working there for 2 months now. I have good days and I have bad days. That's all I'm gonna say! You're gonna be an awesome nurse!

By Anonymous velouria61@yahoo.com, at Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 7:41:00 AM PDT  

Heather,
Here's a point of view from an old nursing instructor: Thanks for your blog--I use it as an example for students (and myself) of the importance of critical reflection. I have no doubt that you will go far! Jerry Carley, MSN,MA,RN

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By Blogger Vernon Dutton, at Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 11:17:00 PM PDT  

Congrats. What kind of physical did you have to take at the hosp when you were first hired? How extensive was it..hearing, vision, stree, stds, mental state..etc

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2:00:00 PM PST  

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