I am a new CNA and have a couple questions.
A lot of the nursing homes in my area do not hire entry level CNA's so I have started to apply with home health agencies. I go to orientation today for an agency that said I would basically be a "caregiver" for up to 6 months to gain experience and then could move into a CNA position. My hours working as a non-medical caregiver will not count towards my license....correct? And once I am employeed as a CNA with a home health agency....my hours will count? I don't understand how your hours are counted to keep your license. When you go to renew your license, do you have some form that you send in to show your hours worked?? Sorry if these questions seem silly, but you don't learn if you don't ask!
Also, an "opinion" question. As a new
CNA, are there any recommendations as to where to start working....ie; Nursing home, LTC or Home Health Agency? Clinicals seemed a bit crazy for the CNA I worked with. LOTS of residents and LOTS to do. I know I could do it with experience but it seems overwhelming to jump right in.
Thank you for any replies!