Two job offers? HELP!

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    hi!

    i am going to be starting nursing school at in january of 2013, and i got my cna license this summer, and began applying for jobs. my goal is to become a patient care tech while in nursing school.

    after applying to over 300 jobs, i have received two jobs offers, and i don't know which one will be more desired by hospital recruiters. there are different things i would like about both..

    the first one is a cna in an allergist office. i would be trained to give injections, tb tests, and allergy tests. i will see a lot of patients in a day, and the job seems similar to what a medical assistant would be doing. i would work with adults and children. i would be evaluating patients on my own, but of course this is not in a facility were i would have experience in bedside nursing.

    the second one is a cna in a nursing home and rehab center. in this role i would be doing cna duties rotating on rehab, long term, and memory support. basic cna stuff.

    being a cna in a nursing home is hard work, and i'm willing to do it. do hospitals recognize that in considering potential pct's? what is the perception when working in a doctor's office? would that be considered "easy"? if they can train me to give shots, then would a hospital be okay doing the same or is it considered an asset to have these skills? who would you hire if both candidates have the same attitudes, educational experience, and the only different was the office experience vs. the nursing home experience? i really want to make the best decision here, and a paramedic has told me me definitely the office cna role, while an ed rn has told me definitely the nursing home position. any thoughts are greatly appreciated - this will be my first cna position!

    thank you in advance!!!

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    Quote from Holdsteady11
    Hi!

    I am going to be starting Nursing school at in January of 2013, and I got my CNA license this summer, and began applying for jobs. My goal is to become a Patient Care Tech while in Nursing school.

    After applying to over 300 jobs, I have received two jobs offers, and I don't know which one will be more desired by hospital recruiters. There are different things I would like about both..

    The first one is a CNA in an Allergist office. I would be trained to give injections, TB tests, and allergy tests. I will see a lot of patients in a day, and the job seems similar to what a Medical Assistant would be doing. I would work with adults and children. I would be evaluating patients on my own, but of course this is not in a facility were I would have experience in bedside nursing.

    The second one is a CNA in a nursing home and rehab center. In this role I would be doing CNA duties rotating on rehab, long term, and memory support. Basic CNA stuff.

    Being a CNA in a Nursing home is hard work, and I'm willing to do it. Do hospitals recognize that in considering potential PCT's? What is the perception when working in a doctor's office? Would that be considered "easy"? If they can train me to give shots, then would a hospital be okay doing the same or is it considered an asset to have these skills? Who would you hire if both candidates have the same attitudes, educational experience, and the only different was the office experience vs. the nursing home experience? I really want to make the best decision here, and a paramedic has told me me definitely the office CNA role, while an ED RN has told me definitely the nursing home position. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated - this will be my first CNA position!

    Thank you in advance!!!
    I am also going to LPN school in September but I have had my AUA/ CNA for a year now. I will tell I started off on med- surge unit in a hospital & was able to see & train for many skills as well as learn the language in healthcare. Then after 7 mos of seeing & doing the unthinkingable, mind you this was at a state downtown hospital, I transfer to nights on oncology unit. Which that hospital was smaller but just as demanding. I found that going to school 8-4 m- f & working 3/12 HR shift will be a nightmare!! So I found out if u can get 6-12 mos experience as CNA there are agencies that pay more & place u in many areas. Like hospitals, LTC, nursing homes, & home health. What a way to learn what might be your speciality. I'm more confident going into nursing school since I was able to work side by side Rn,RT, OT,PT, & FEW DR. So maybe you can see more but work your a** off moreso in hospital setting than office. However, I want to work in clinic & do home health. Hope I didn't ramble on & I hope I helped.
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    I live in Chicago, and I have not been able to find work in a hospital. My goal is to work in a hospital and I'm wondering if LTC or a MD office will be better experience to get me into a hospital. Unfortunately a lot of the agencies here require 6 months and some 2 years of CNA experience before they will work with you. Both of the offers I have pay well, but I'm really more interested in which of the two opportunities available will be more helpful to get into a hospital.
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    I live in Chicago, and I have not been able to find work in a hospital. My goal is to work in a hospital and I'm wondering if LTC or a MD office will be better experience to get me into a hospital. Unfortunately a lot of the agencies here require 6 months and some 2 years of CNA experience before they will work with you. Both of the offers I have pay well, but I'm really more interested in which of the two opportunities available will be more helpful to get into a hospital. 
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    I think maybe since you had applied at many jobs, as I myself, maybe you should try making your resume look good. Check the resume help on here. Hospital jobs is a long process to get a callback. However, if you can get the bedside nursing in LTC i would do that because that can give a greater chance you get look at. I have heard that hospitals can cross train an CNA to become AUA depends on the state maybe. With an AUA you can give venipunctures.


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