Landing a CNA job when starting upper-division BSN in a few months?

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    Hello everyone! I've learned a lot from this forum over the years, having had many questions answered through my own research. I couldn't quite answer this one to my satisfaction though.
    I'll be finishing a CNA course towards the end of February and starting my upper-division coursework next fall. I don't plan on working once that begins. However, I do want to work as a CNA before that. I can foresee this being potentially problematic for getting hired... anyone have any insight?
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    I would look into a home health care kind of job. A lot of outside places will always hire CNAs and they only require short shifts. I know it is a good way to get experience but also y could work mor in the summer and less during the school year. I know they may require you to work during the school year but most times it's only a five hour shift every month.
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    You can try to get a per diem position! That is what I am doing. I am a CNA at the hospital but I work per diem so I schedule myself. Like the post above says, I work shifts on the weekend during the school year but during winter/summer breaks, I work like 40 hours a week. I will apply to a BSN program in August and I plan on keeping this job through school. I am also in home health but it stinks that I have to drive everywhere.
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    Quote from IHeartNursing321
    You can try to get a per diem position! That is what I am doing. I am a CNA at the hospital but I work per diem so I schedule myself. Like the post above says, I work shifts on the weekend during the school year but during winter/summer breaks, I work like 40 hours a week. I will apply to a BSN program in August and I plan on keeping this job through school. I am also in home health but it stinks that I have to drive everywhere.
    I'm doing the same thing. It's great because you can write the days down that you definitely cannot work for the following month and you can schedule yourself for four shifts to start. Then they'll call you the days they need extra help (i.e. higher patient population, someone calls out, etc.) if you find that you have too much work, you simply say so and that you can't, otherwise if you are free you go to work.


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