day shift

  1. I am the main caregiver to my children. My husband is a truck driver. I was wondering what my chances are of getting a day shift job as a cna? I do not have anyone to help me so I need to work while kids are at school. Any advice?
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  3. by   Graduation2016
    Is not impossible but those shifts are usually very popular. Also depends if you choose a LTC over a hospital. Some units in hospitals have 8 hour shifts for CNA's others only offer 12's. best bet is to check online for the shifts available before you apply. Good luck!
  4. by   rosecolouredglasses
    So when I am applying for jobs I should put that I can only work days?
  5. by   AM326
    Quote from rosecolouredglasses
    So when I am applying for jobs I should put that I can only work days?
    I would
  6. by   RJay25
    yes be honest about the hours you can work and only apply for jobs that meet your requirements
  7. by   JDZ344
    Yes, be honest about days worked or apply PRN just to cover those shifts. PRN might suit you better.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14
  8. by   fuzzywuzzy
    Places don't normally hire outside people for 1st shift, because everyone wants it. There's usually a waiting list of people already working there who want to move to day shift and chances are you won't be at the top of that list for a while. The only times I have seen people get hired directly onto first shift is when the place just opened, or they're driving up their staffing levels *considerably,* or it's weekends only, because weekend shifts aren't in demand. I don't know what your childcare situation is on the weekends, but there's no getting out of that-- every CNA job makes you work at least every other weekend.

    I know others are saying you should be honest on your application, but IMO if you limit your availability to days, you won't even get a phone call. If you mark down more availability, at least you stand a chance of getting an interview and they might be able to work with you a little bit. For instance, could you work just one or 2 days a week on 2nd or 3rd shift? Then you could be pick up hours per diem on day shift-- in some facilities it's very easy to get extra time and you'll get phone calls like 3 mornings a week begging you to come in. In other facilities it's not so easy but at least you'll have your foot in the door.

    Home health care is usually more flexible too, if that's a possibility for you.
  9. by   i_love_patient_care
    The others are right, but some places are short on people who work day shift. I've worked at a few of them, and usually it's because the day shift is the hardest work load. Two meals, showers happen for sure on that shift, and the bosses are all in during the week. If you can't find one part time or full time, try PRN. I did PRN day shift for a while and most weeks worked 6 days a week.