I recently completed my CNA class and cliinicals and I am waiting to take the certification exam. I know that I cannot apply to any nursing homes before certification per DHEC, but Palmetto Health, Providence, and Lexington will allow you to apply and give time to take the exam if hired. I have applied to all 3 and received the "no thank you" emails from 2 of them. I really need a job! I made an 'A' in the class and received an 'A' for clinicals from LMC Extended Care. I would like to deliver my resume and application in person to these locations.
Does anyone know if there is any way I can get my application information into the "right hands" so that I can at least get a chance? I will be starting Clinicals in the ADN program at Midlands Tech this upcoming spring which is why I wanted to get a jump on my learning and become a CNA. I know that you can try to get an Aide placement after taking Nursing 101, but I can't afford to wait that long to look for a job. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am not scheduled for my certification exam until August 18th, but I have gotten my CPR certification.