Healthcare Jobs You Can Do While Still in Nursing School
Posted By: Anita Ginsburg on March 31, 2021 |
There are many jobs that you can qualify for before finishing your degree in nursing school. Some of these take more specialization than others, but all of them help you get an in while finishing school. Some of these are in line with nursing, some are aligned with another area in the field of medicine. But all are valuable and worthwhile, and each has its own details.
Many people interested in the medical field get jobs after high school as phlebotomists. It does not take much time to learn how to draw people’s blood, so this sort of job is perfect for college students. It is a simple job that does not have a lot of variability, but you will definitely stay busy. You will learn how to draw blood from patients. You will also be responsible for analyzing blood specimens using the appropriate testing equipment needed to complete the task. You will also prepare specimens for transport, including labeling vials accurately and matching samples to patients.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
A certified nursing assistant is a great position for a nursing school student. You will already be familiar with the terminology and some of the duties of a CNA since you are studying the field in school. Certified nursing assistants help turn bed-ridden patients to prevent bed sores. They also move patients from bed to bed, or from bed to wheelchair, etc. They might also have to bathe and groom certain patients because they are unable to themselves.
This position also calls for you to take and record vital signs for patients that you take care of.
In this position you take care of more clerical duties than anything else. You will welcome patients, answer telephones, and help patients with questions. You will also code and fill out insurance forms, schedule appointments for patients, and you will update and file patient medical records. A few of the other things that you will be responsible for include arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services.
Home Care Aide
Home care aides go to each patient’s home to help them with many various daily activities. Some of these include bathing and dressing, grooming and hygiene care, and assisting with meal preparation. They also will help dose out medications, lightly clean the patient’s home, and help take and record vital signs. Working in this area would help a great deal for students in the nursing field.
This is a little different position compared to the ones above, but still relevant to the medical field and to the field of nursing. In this position psychiatric aides will monitor patients’ behavior and location in mental health facilities. They will also help patients with their daily activities, such as bathing and dressing. They will also serve meals and help patients eat when needed. They also do things like changing bed linens.
There are many various roles every college student can take on to learn more about the nursing industry and healthcare as well. Every individual job has its own details and intricacies that will help build your knowledge of your field.
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