I took a CNA class at the local community college, I am also taking my last co-reg, Microbio, for admission to a nursing program
. Pre-req's are done, w/ a 3.8 GPA. The last part of my CNA class was 40 hours of clinical at a Rehab/Nursing home center.
I have been applying all over the board, literally! Internet job boards; Indeed.com, Monster.com & Linkup.com...just to name a few. I have only heard back from a few, with "Regret's"... And some individualized local nursing center websites. The local individual nursing center website I submitted an application on, called me for an interview.
Only when I went onto the Rehab/Nursing center(home) website where I did my clinical, did I hear back with an interview!
My advice would be to "Walk In" with your resume, CNA certificate, State CNA lisence, Social Security card & Driver's lisence. ASK to see/speak to the Director of Nursing. And apply to all local nursing home websites individually.
Nursing/Rehab centers and Home Health agencies are really the only one's hiring CNA's without experience. I still have some applications floating out there w/ hospitals but again, they prefer at least 6 mo.-1 yr. experience.