Thought this would be the best place to come for firsthand advice on some things! I recently completed the CNA course at CCRI and got my CNA license. I would love to get a job in a hospital or other facility where I can get some good experience. My only condition is that I'm also a mom and I would need to work in the afternoons/evenings/nights. I'm also starting the nursing program at CCRI in January. I know that will be a huge amount of work, especially while balancing it with my daughter and husband! So, I guess my questions are...
Would it be worth it to start working now and go to a per diem position (if possible) while in school? Or should I just wait to find something for next summer?
Also, it seems nearly impossible to get a job at the lifespan hospitals (where I'd love to get my foot in the door-I've heard so many good things). Would it be worth it experience wise to take a job in an LTC? Are there any other hospital/clinic type settings you would recommend?
Thanks in advance for any answers/advice!