A patient care tech at local hospitals is a great option and a better route to learning to do ECGs etc
I always recommend that college students work as a CNA to give them a better understanding and expectation of nursing. Suck up all of the education that you are entitled to and just be the best at what you do. Working as a CNA will give you the best experience of a lifetime and help you adapt to being a nurse. Good luck.
MOST TEACHING HOSITALS WILL HIRE STUDENT NURSES IN ADVANCED PATIENT CARE TECH ROLES AND OFFER THEM A JOB ON THAT UNIT UPON GRADUATING.
Another way to be a volunteer at your area of interest.
CNA experience is everything. Most of them end up knowing too much and regret going to nursing school 😂
After one year, get your LVN and work as a LVN. But keep getting your degree. Don't let the money distract you.
This is a great way to get your foot in the door and gain great experiences that you don’t always get in clinical
You can apply for pt care tech jobs as a CNA.
I agree that you learn a lot being a patient care tech in a hospital. They see a lot, learn a lot from asking nurses questions, and seeing how to care for patients. I wish I had done a little of that while in school, like part time.