i'm not a CNA but i have met alot of them and spoke with them about their journey. From what i gathered i would say apply everywhere and anywhere! i have herd the convalescent homes will hire newbies. so try there, you can not pick and choose right now because you are new. so take what you can get. once you do go through that hard first year experience then try applying to the bigger hospitals and what not. Also this next year or so i would recommend getting some certifications for yourself. that's always a leg up from other people. GOOD LUCK!