cna 1 vs cna 2

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    hello.
    i was just wondering.
    is there a pay difference between cna 1 and cna 2?
    and would it be easier for you to get a job where you had your clinicals?
    i'm goign to take cna 2 class in sept and i really want to start working at hospitals... really hate nursing homes...
    had really bad experience with my first job at it.. ugh
    Last edit by SuBinCRNAtoBe on Jul 15, '09
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    I don't know about the pay difference. I'm in Cali and we don't have CNA1 and CNA2. I do think that it is usually easier to get hired on where you do your clinicals because they get to know you and get to see your work ethic. I know I could have gotten a job at the SNF that I did my clinicals at, however it was quite a drive from my house so I held out for something closer. I feel ya on the hospital thing... I have been trying to get hired on at a hospital for 2 years now. There are 6 in my area that I apply to and I have never even been called for an interview! Someday it will happen though!!! Good luck to you
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    Quote from SuBinCRNAtoBe
    hello.
    i was just wondering.
    is there a pay difference between cna 1 and cna 2?
    and would it be easier for you to get a job where you had your clinicals?
    i'm goign to take cna 2 class in sept and i really want to start working at hospitals... really hate nursing homes...
    had really bad experience with my first job at it.. ugh

    I Have been a CNA in Ca since 1994. I have not heard of any difference in cna 1 and 2. I have worked in SNF's. I think most cna's get thier start there. I now work in a hospital. Primarily Med-Surg. Here is what I did: I took a class thru the Red Cross on acute care. No I did not learn anything new there. It did, however, let me do clinicals in hospitals. So I could say I had a limited amout of exp working in that environment. I WENT INTO the hospitals I was interested in and SPOKE to someone in the Human Resources department. Picked up applications. When submitting the application I attached a professional resume. Then I waited. Here's the thing, do not apply at a hospital with less than 2 years experience. Make certain your employment history is as perfect as you can get it. Don't bounce from place to place, atendance is good ect,you know this stuff. Take as many classes as you can to stay informed about your field of work. More education makes you more marketable. If you get an interview: Look professional. you are more likely to get a return call if you look professional. CNA's do the same work in Acute care as SNF's. It's all about being able to provide the best patient care possible.
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    hi subincrnatobe

    in oklahoma we have a cna and aua (advanced unlicensed assistant, comparable to pct) i am assuming that a cna 2 is similar to an aua in my state. i am sure that once you get some experience as a cna 2 you can advance with better pay. just a thought, have you tried home health? that may be an area you may want to look into. good luck to you!


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