In September of 2012 I took a chance and left my full time nannying job to pursue training and certification as a nurse aide. I figured this would serve me well in applying to nursing schools and give me great experience for my ultimate career as a nurse.
I got my CNA certification on November 2nd and was suppose to be hired by the LTC facility I trained at. However ....Due to issues with hurricane Sandy (I live on Long Island in NY) and cheap new owners, they never ended up hiring anyone from the class, or even bothering to call us to let us know what was going on.
I applied to over 50+ facilities and local hospitals. I was lucky enough to get 4 call backs. I went on 3 interviews and I am very glad to say ....
I landed a CNA job at Stony Brook University Medical Center!!!! I am also applying to Stony Brook's School of Nursing for Fall 2013 so this should surely help my chances of acceptance!
The funny thing is after I accepted the job from stony brook hospital, the facility that i trained at and that left myself and my classmates in the dark called me that day offering me a position. Although I thoroughly enjoyed training there and I miss the residents dearly, considering what they did to our class, ditching us like that, I just don't trust them. I stuck with my decision to work at stony brook.
Tomorrow is my first day of hospital orientation and I am sooooo excited. Getting my CNA was the best decision I've made for myself in a while. I can't wait to start tomorrow and to see where my path continues to lead me.
Thanks for listening guys, and to those still searching or struggling, keep your head up! Something will come along if you're persistent and determined enough! Good luck all!