Types of Jobs for Nursing Students

Most nursing students will tell you that working while in a college nursing program is difficult. In truth, nursing school is one of the most challenging programs in the allied-health industry. However, many students must work out of necessity so why not attempt to work in an occupation that will contribute to your future career?

Any exposure to the medical field will be a positive influence on a student nurse. It will help you to stay focused on your studies while providing the opportunity to earn income. The best types of jobs are those in a very closely-related field of medicine, such as phlebotomy. If you intend to be a specialized nurse, it helps to work in a clinical environment that also focuses on your specialty.

If you have not yet obtained any certifications (CNA or better), it is possible to still work in a clinical setting as an administrative assistant or other non-certified position. However, students pursuing a higher degree will often find that finding a job is easier with lower-level certifications.

Types of Jobs for Students Pursuing a Higher Degree

Once you’ve obtained a lower-level certification, there are plenty of jobs that are available to you – provided you can work on a part-time basis. Search local job boards for jobs and review their requirements. Remember to avoid over-commitments.

CAN nurses are needed in all medical settings, but for part-time job seekers there are four types of jobs that may be easiest to obtain. According to CNAPlan, those are:

Nursing Home Assistant: A nursing assistant at a nursing home is a busy employee. Many nursing homes have hundreds of residents who need a variety of different types of care…

Pediatric Care Assistant: A CNA in a pediatric facility must have a special gift, the gift of delighting children…

Retirement Facility Assistant: Patients who live at a retirement facility are often much more self reliant than those who live in a nursing home.  These individuals can live high functioning lives and simply need the retirement facility to ease the completion of daily tasks…

Medical Transcriptionist: A medical transcriptionist is a type of CNA that spends most of his or her time dutifully typing away at the computer or organizing a hectic filing cabinet.  The efficiency of a hospital or other medical establishment is often dependant on the organization of its medical files…

Home Care Agency Assistant: Some patients prefer to receive home care.  Many agencies that provide this type of care offer CNAs to help them manage their patients’ needs.  CNAs who work for home care facilities will be in charge of….

Emergency Hospital Aide: The ER is noted for its fast-paced, hectic atmosphere.  Often, the disorganization of an ER threatens to disrupt the whole facility…

Read more: Types of CNA Jobs

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