Can nursing students work as nurses aides without being certified?

I'm hopefully starting nursing school this fall, but I haven't had any nurses aid training. Will I be able to get a job as a nurses aide or do I have to be certified? I live in Ohio if that helps. I don't know if the state laws are different.

Asked By: Ciao - 7/7/2009
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Some hospitals allow you to get hired on as an Patient Care Tech (PCT) after a certain amount of Nursing School. (It all very from hospital to hospital. Alot of times its after you have finished your pre regs and have started the Nursing class.) I am in my second year of my RN and I work in the ER and we have a few... More
Answered By: Joey - 7/7/2009
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Only the facility you are applying to can tell you, there are too many variations. Call around.
Answered By: drdr - 7/7/2009
Not necessarily the laws....but the hospitals are all different. Even within a city one hospital may let you do it, one may require certification. It's up to them. Call around and ask the hospitals you're interested in... More
Answered By: null n - 7/7/2009
Answered By: Fatty McFatass - 7/8/2009
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