ALOHA to all the lucky newly hired grads in Hawaii,
I envy your hard work. I'm graduating soon and the market in Hawaii is EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE you guys should know. It seems like now-a-days you have to know somebody or work as a CNA/CLERK just to get your foot in the door. I've been taking the advice of a lot of people and I have already established myself in HPH, Straub as a per diem clinical assistant. However, when I got there, there were already 10 new grad nurse cna's on the floor. My question is how do I set myself apart? How can I stand out when I'm floating to all the floors? I try to work as hard as I can, and pick up shifts as much as they call me. I'm very concerned because I've heard stories of new grads being stuck as cna's for 1-2 years now. I have other options any advice would help a lot.
-Go to the mainland and apply for new grads there.
-Stick it out and work as a CNA until the new grad program opens up again and keep applying.
-Work for a skilled long term facility as a nurse
-Try to get into a prison type of nursing
-Establish a adult foster home and get my masters in nursing
-Get as many credentials as a can? ACLS? PALS?
-Apply to queens and other hospitals as a CNA