Thanks for the input. Kdids520 and rexy, I have heard about there being liability issues, but I never really looked into it. In my old state, most nursing students and/or new grads would acquire NA (no certifications) jobs either just prior to or immediately after graduating. I graduated in Dec 2011 and applied for NA positions prior to that, and haven't received any calls, and at that time, moving to another state was just a possible option. The hospital where I did my senior clinical rotations had unexpectedly shut down due to financial issues (
just my luck!!!). I passed my NCLEX in early March and still haven't had any luck, so in April I decided and committed to moving in June, so during that time, I was in an awkward standstill. During that time, I knew I couldn't accept any jobs back home, so I stopped trying, and began to look for opportunities in the state that Im moving to. No luck here either. I called the board of nursing and found out it is possible for me to work as a CNA after filling out a form.
DaddyO I have not looked in to that, but I will now. Thanks for the suggestion.