How soon do you start looking for a job
- 0Feb 14, '10 by RestorationI was just wondering about this.
Im worried if I wait till graduation (April), it will take me a while to find a job.
I need to find a job now anyways and pounding the pavement this week.....
So..when did you start looking?
- 0Feb 15, '10 by KimberlyRN89, BSN, RNI guess it depends on where you live. A few people on the board said that they put in applications while they were still in the class, but for me I did it after I finished my class. Even then, I had to wait 2 months before I received my license # due to background checks, and though my state gave me a temporary license#, alot of employers did not want to even talk to me without my permanent license
- 0Feb 16, '10 by fuzzywuzzyI had a private duty job already, and 2 months after I took the class she paased away. I went to go look up my # in the system and it wasn't there. No one from my class was on there either. I called the school and I think they forgot to send the paperwork! A week later I had my # and that's when I started applying for jobs.
- 0Feb 16, '10 by Kenrb27I don't plan on looking for a job. The CNA's where I'm from make 8.88 in LTC and I make more than that at my desk job. THere is no way I'm willing to do all the hard work that a CNA does for that amount of money. I'm taking the class because it is a pre-req for an LVN program I'm applying to and/or for experience points for the RN program. I wouldn't mind working as a CNA and getting some medical experience but I just can't do it for pennies. The only way I would work as a CNA is possibly with a registry.
- 1Feb 24, '10 by eveningsky339I don't take my state test till March, I'm in the thick of clinicals, and I've been hired for nearly a month. Some facilities take student CNA's, just expect to be overwhelmed by the "newness" of it all!
Someone brought up a good point about pay. In my LTC facility, day shift CNA's start at 8.50/hr. I could wash dishes in the kitchen for 10.50/hr. Unless you plan on stopping at CNA (don't), you may want to do another job while you further your education, with some per diem CNA stuff on the side.
- 0Feb 28, '10 by jessesgirl13wow all of you guys that say that you get paid 8 something an hour, that's just a total rip off. From what i've been told in MA they have to pay you at least 10 an hour. Don't take my word for it though. this is all still unknown to me. I'm just going off what other people have said.