Clinical hours for CNA

  1. So there is alot of jobs that are asking for at least 6 months to 1 year exp. and I'm wondering can i not use the hours I have doing clinicals in my CNA classes as working exp.? please help I'm starting my nursing program at UNCC in the Fall 10 but still have bills and I child I need to take care of while attending school.
    Thanks in advance....
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  3. by   Bug Out
    Most jobs do not recognize clinicals hours as professional hours since you were not licensed/certified at the time.

    Look into Nursing homes and sub acute facilities.

    Make sure to include Nursing school on your resume, I know when I worked on the Tele floor of a hospital as a CNA the only reason they hired me was the fact they knew I was in NS.
  4. by   Okami_CCRN
    Like the poster above stated clinical hours are not considered experience. Consider applying to teaching hospitals as they may be more likely to offer employment to someone with no experience.

    I applied as a critical care tech at a very well known hospital and got in because of my experience and partly because I was a nursing school student, so use that education bit, you would be surprised at all the doors it could open.

    Best of Luck
  5. by   CynicallyVexed
    try to get in at a teaching hospital and put in that you are nursing student. GOODLUCK!!! Nursing homes can be rough on CNA's who are going back for nursing, so if there is a teaching hospital around please apply!
  6. by   smp077
    All the above are Right!. If for some reason you unable to get with a Hospital. There will more than likely be a few Nursing Homes that will hire you immediately.