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This is a discussion on What do I have to do to get a CNA job!!!? in Kentucky Nursing, part of United States Nursing ... I know many people are going to suggest working in LTC before a hospital for the simple fact that...by lizsophia329 Jul 7, '10I know many people are going to suggest working in LTC before a hospital for the simple fact that most hospitals won't hire you without experience. Here is the thing, I have applied EVERYWHERE..maybe not as many nursing homes but that is just because there isn't a lot of jobs posted for them. I've applied at Jewish, Baptist East, and Nortons over a billion times. I contacted a recruiter and floor manager from Norton's and they can't even take two minutes to write an e-mail or call and say yes or no to job openings. I even applied the The Brooks Hospital for a Mental Health Associate position. Everyone has to start somewhere but no one will give me a chance. I feel like it's a game with the hospitals.."It's her third time calling! twenty more to go and we'll call her back" If anyone has any suggestions, I'm up for anything. Just please no rude comments because I know I am venting.
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- Jul 8, '10 by wishinguponastarLPNI am right there with you! I have my CNA in both Indiana and KY and I have literally taken my GPS and drove around all afternoon stopping at every LTC, Rehab center, hospital, you name it, to fill out applications because I was told that is how they like to do it. I am a nursing student and the only CNA experience I have is from nursing school clinicals and I am trying so hard just to get a CNA position to get more experience.
I have had luck with an offer from Jewish for a PRN home health aide, so I accepted it but there is no guarantee of hours.
Good luck you to!!
- Jul 10, '10 by classykarenI am in Florida and I have never goten a job that I had not gone and applied in person. Start going to every assisted living and home health agency inperson you will get a job I am sure.
- Jul 24, '10 by sophie<3I agree, some places will hire you through their online applications (which I hate to be honest) and others prefer someone to come in and apply in person. If you are not too far from Richmond, there is a LTC here that almost always hires people...as long as you have your CNA. I was told they will even hire you without your CNA for 3 months while you take training...I tried that approach because I didn't have my CNA but I didn't get the job, I just got tired of calling them and when I finally talked to someone they had just started an orientation group that they do about once a month. Which would be a waste of time for me as I just wanted it for a summer positon. My friend/neighbor has worked there for over a year and she is basically allowed to work as much as she wants...this summer she has worked around 100 hours a week, 60 hours of overtime! So it is worth it if you want the hours and can afford to drive there...just be prepared to call them. I think that is how a lot of places are...you have to stay on their butts before you get any interest. The place is Kenwood Rehab or something along those lines..you can just google it. But as far as other facilities, apply anywhere you can...go to the facility and ask for an application and fill it out there and dress somewhat nicely because some places will hire right on the spot. Once you apply, wait a few days and call about your application and keep caling every few days until you find something out about your application status. That's what every CNA I know has told me! You have to be pushy in this field I guess! Good luck
- May 16, '12 by Aongroup1990Try to do cna training that is free, and eventually they will hire you. Thanks
- Sep 14, '12 by daimereWhere in Kentucky are you? Do you have a state veteran's home near your area? I know the one where I live is always hiring and they will hire fresh off the bus!