I live in CA and have been looking for an entry-level position as a Registered Nurse. I graduated 2yrs ago, passed NCLEX, but for personal reasons was unable to work right away. I then had my daughter and have been a stay at home mom since. I'm looking to finally getting into my career as an RN but have been unable to even land an interview. With financial struggles, a good refresher course w/clinical is not an option at the moment. I was thinking...is it possible to apply for a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with my RN license or would I have to be CNA certified as well???