Yesterday I got a call from my new boss & we got to talking about my start date. Of course there's orientation to start with and all that jazz. We decided I could start Tuesday since my last final was Monday, which I am SUPER excited about (starting work, not my final)! I can't wait to get started & finally get some moolah! BUT the really good news is, during our conversation we got to talking about the job and its scope of practice. Well I thought it was just your regular CNA job, which we all know what that entails. And because of that I had still been applying at the hospital where I do my clinicals at for an extern position. I liked the fact that this job was closer to my house, but I wanted the extra experience that an extern gets b/c of their broader scope of practice. So as we were discussing orientation, that came up. She said "You're going to be the only nurse tech we have!". At this point I was like "Say what Willis?" My first thought was that she meant I was going to be the only CNA that they have, not cool. So I said "I'm going to be the only nurse tech that you guys have in the whole hospital?" And she said "Yes! A nurse tech gets to do more than a CNA because you're in nursing school, you'll have a broader scope of practice and get to do more things like Foley's, enemas, and possibly IV sticks, I have to check on that one" and I about jumped for joy!! She said that right now I was the only nursing student she has working as a CNA (which is what she meant when she said I'd be the only one.) She did say though that she had a med student who was working there as a CNA as well, so she gets to do more stuff too. So basically what I thought was just your regular old CNA job has turned into a nurse extern job!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SUPER DUPER excited about this, and I'm so thankful to my God who blesses me so abundantely even though I seriously DON'T deserve it!! I mean I was excited to start before, but now even more so!! Isn't that great?! :)
Oh, she also said we could wear black scrubs, lol. We were talking about the scrubs & she said they don't have a policy on what to wear. She said that she's from California & there they have a high Laotian population & b/c of that they weren't allowed to wear black scrubs (to them it represented death, which I can totally understand) but that we could. I guess I can see how it's sort of macabre, but come on black scrubs are slimming right! ;-) We'll see. For now I'll be wearing my gross school whites & the hideous red ones I had to wear when I took my CNA class. But my first paycheck I'm ordering some better ones!! I guess I could always mix & match my red & white ones & go as a Valentine, lol.