How long did it take you to find a CNA job? - page 2
by annairb90 4,932 Views | 16 Comments
I'm going to be starting a CNA program next month and I was just curious how long It took you to find a CNA job after you completed the program and passed the state exam. Any tips for finding a job? I'm really determined to get a... Read More
- 0Nov 8, '12 by kpossibleI got my CNA license in August (in Wisconsin, you have to have your license before you can start working) and applied in October since my schedule got lighter and I wanted to work during winter break of college. I applied to online ads on the local job website and I got a job at a home health care agency! It's basically driving to a client's home and taking care of them. I'm PRN right now as they try to find clients that fit my schedule (weekends) that aren't covered.
- 0Nov 8, '12 by kht124I got my cna license in Jan, 2011. Applied to 6-7 CNA positions, nursing homes and hospitals, and could not get a job. I got my cma license in August 2011 and had a cma/cna job right away, although I had to work nights. So, I guess it took me 7 months to get my first cna/cma job. I knew some people that got a CNA job in the hospital right off the bat though.
- 0Nov 12, '12 by werty86i got hired at a hospital about 3 weeks after i completed my nursing assistant course. i had no prior healthcare-related experience except for this course and a bls certification. (as i understand it, hospitals are more willing to hired non-certified nursing assistants if they are pursing nursing degrees. so they may have helped me some since i am pursing a nursing degree.)
my advice is to look for jobs right away and look for jobs daily as some of these jobs are not posted up very long.
- 0Nov 13, '12 by MidwestBettyI applied to a few positions last month even though I got my license in August. Luckily the 2 that I interviewed for hired me so they are out there and I live in a competitive area and I didn't have much experience. Both places are actually great places to work and good pay for the area.
- 1Nov 17, '12 by Tim92It took me a while to find a job, but mostly because I wasn't looking as actively as I should have. Once I started looking daily and sending out resumes and going to facilities it was no time at all before I got hired. I only went to two job interviews and got hired my second.
- 0Jan 9, '13 by Aspirational BeautyQuote from BandI was wondering about challenging the CNA exam at WCC. I am applying for the Fall 2013 program. How far into the program were you able to challenge the CNA exam? I was going to do the CNA program in the summer but if I can challenge the exam that would be better for me.My nursing program let me challenge the CNA exam, it wasn't through a CNA program or agency though; it took me 3 months. I just kept trying.