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    Hello all. I'm a new grad RN that currently works as a CNA in a LTC facility (been there 2.5 years). My human resources manager told me when I get my ATT and temp license I can work there for 90 days. I am currently awaiting my ATT then hoping to schedule NCLEX around mid september. Does anyone suggest working in a LTC facility as there first job or wait to see if something comes up with the hospital? The hospital jobs here (in VA) are scarce!!

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    If they have a job for you, take it. You know the facility, you know the residents, and you know the rest of the staff. Making the transition from CNA to nurse there will be easier than if you were going into a new facility.

    Use the time there to look for a hospital job if you want, but at least you will have a job while you look.
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    Quote from LPNBearColumbus
    If they have a job for you, take it. You know the facility, you know the residents, and you know the rest of the staff. Making the transition from CNA to nurse there will be easier than if you were going into a new facility.

    Use the time there to look for a hospital job if you want, but at least you will have a job while you look.
    thats true!! thank you i know all the residents, all the nurses , the unit manager came to my pinning and she loves me! the only issue i might have is with CNAs i know having to tell them what to do (sort of speak)
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    That might be a challenge, but if you remember to treat the other CNAs the way you iced being treated by the nurses you worked with when you were a CNA, you'll do fine.
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    thanks so much! if i work on the skilled unit for a year do you think a hospital will accept that as experience? please reply soon
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    bump*


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