Cna pay rate in florida

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    hello iam currently training for my cna certification in new york but plan to move to florida a few months after and i was wondering how much does a cna get paid hourly in florida especially in areas such as west palm , fort lauderdale , coral gables , miami beach the south part of florida and as well how much would it be if you worked at a hospital , agency , nursing home or other .
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    hi, heard private aid get more money starting at $10.00 per hour , if you go to a rehab center like me , I get paid $ 8.00 with no experience fresh out of class !!! way to low I think, I accepted the job because I want the experience after a year I will apply for hospital jobs ( the always ask for a year experience) good luck !
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    Where should I apply first with a new cna license ..no experience. Im so excited about a change , I have been doing home childcare for 14 years. But now , I want to become a nurse..this is a start . Im 40, and feel its my turn to chase me dreams!
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    Quote from SherieP
    Where should I apply first with a new cna license ..no experience. Im so excited about a change , I have been doing home childcare for 14 years. But now , I want to become a nurse..this is a start . Im 40, and feel its my turn to chase me dreams!

    You sound like you're in a similar situation as me...I'm close to completing my second semester of a 4 semester ADN program and also just earned my CNA license over Christmas break (via Red Cross who accepted my clinical hours to take the test in lei of having to attend their course)...but anyway, I've never (officially) worked a day in any capacity as a health care provider. From what everyone is telling me is to try to work as a cna/tech up on a med/surg unit if you can...and there lies the problem. As a cna, you can probably land a job in a nursing home at the snap of a finger...but with all the nursing hopefulls filling in the hospital jobs, good luck with that - you'll need a lot of patients (especially in my position where I want to do it full time - and with no experience outside school related clinicals)...one piece of advice I received (not sure how good it is) is to go ahead and take a nursing home position for a year or so, then you'll be more marketable for a better variety of cna positions
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    PS - I don't know how the pay grade works in other facilities, but according to a handful of CNAs I know, if you're willing to work the 'graveyard' shift, they'll pay you the same time and a half as if you were to work overtime. I would almost have to fill that slot due to childcare reasons anyway


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