I am from the El Dorado Area, but attended and graduated from Nursing School in VA this December. Being the foolish dreamer that I am, I moved back to CA to live with my boyfriend. However, despite my work experience as an unlicensed assisstive personnel and two degrees (ahem both with 4.0's...) I cannot get a job. I know I'm not alone in this boat, as there seem to be a frillion nursing graduates for every new grad job. However, my student loans are going to kick in soon, and my job as a coffee shop supervisor is wearing thin on my nerves. I need a better paying job that is at least somewhat nurse-related, and I don't see any hope for an RN job on the horizon.
I'm sure you are all tired of the sob story, so I'll just cut to the chase. Can a Registered Nurse in California work as a CNA? I don't see why not, as they kind of overlap, but common sense does not always agree with the law. If any of you lovely nurses/students have any clue, please let me know.
Thank you kindly.