ealeyrer Posted August 9, 2017 Share Posted August 9, 2017 I just recently switched my major and decided that I want to go to PA school after I get my degree in health science. I plan to attend PA school starting in the summer of 2019. I am trying to start to get direct patient care hours however I am struggling to find a job where I can get those hours. I don't want to become an EMT or Paramedic because it is a lot more time and money that I do not have. I was trying to become a Patient Care Assistant in the local hospital near me so I got certified for basic life support however I still have not heard anything. I have also looked in to becoming a certified home health aid but the classes for that conflict with my school classes. I found a few online certification classes to become a certified nursing assistant however, they are a lot of money. I went to the hospitals around me to find out about volunteering and all of them have told me that as a volunteer I will not be working with patients. Does anyone have an jobs or ideas of what I can do to get direct patient care hours that do not require certifications? I was a personal care aid up near the college that I transferred from but I had to quit because I went home to save money. I thought I could do the same thing but in New Jersey everywhere wants you to have either a CNA or CHHA. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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