So in a few days I am starting a three week crash course preparing me for the state Nurse Aide exam. I am taking the test in early March and hope to be looking for employment in April. The area that I'm looking for seems to have plenty of jobs and there are three major hospitals within thirty minutes of where I live. The only concern I have is that I have been out of the workforce for five years as a stay at home mother. What I am basically wondering is, are there any additional credentials or certifications that will help me find a job? What will interviewers be looking for other than the obvious positive attitude, etc? Any advice that you can offer will be appreciated. It is very important to my family that I find a job!