Hey everyone. I'm taking a CNA class now and I take the cert. exam July 18th. I'm also taking the HeartSaver First Aid plus CPR/AED test next Saturday. I'm hoping to start nursing school this fall. My main concern right now is GETTING A JOB!! I really want hospital experience and to get out of the financial hole. I have applied to hospitals like crazy in the past. I really don't want to work LTC unless I have to. I'm really wanting to be a PCT or PCA at a good hospital. I don't have any experience other than clinicals. Will that be enough to get the job? Also, should I wait to apply for jobs until I have the certifications in-hand? I also sat with my husbands grandmother with dementia, and my mother after she had a triple bypass. Should I consider this experience?