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by Beldar_the_Cenobite Beldar_the_Cenobite, CNA Member

Has 4 years experience.

Hi all, 

I just recently graduated from nursing school (Finally) and I haven't taken my NCLEX-RN yet, but I am struggling to find a job as a CNA. I have 4 years of experience and throughout my time in nursing school, I've been fired, or DNR as agency, from many places such as LTC/SNF. Valley hospital here in Vegas is one of them. I haven't worked for St Rose or HCA. I was only at Valley for a month and HR said we're going to go ahead and move forward with terminating your employment here and this might harm your chances elsewhere as a CNA and a new grad nurse. I asked if this meant I can never work for UHS ever again and the unit manager who was in there with the HR said maybe give 5 years of experience at the same place with no disciplinary action and maybe UHS will reconsider you. I don't know if that's true, but HR just sat there in silence and the unit manager did most of the talking. The reason why I got terminated from Valley hospital was that I didn't see two patients the whole shift by accident. I didn't know them personally and I don't know what was going on that day, but I believe I was answering a lot of call lights and was just constantly busy. I always answer call lights because it's something a patient wants. I recently applied for Henderson Hospital to work as a CNA and I was honest on indeed and to the recruiter about whether or not I've worked for UHS before. The recruiter said we cannot go forward for now until we investigate why you were ineligible for rehire. I feel like I've ruined my opportunities to get a job anywhere and feel I have to move out of state where there are hospitals, if any, that aren't owned by UHS. I would like to work for HCA or St Rose Dignity Health, but I don't want to burn bridges. I'm tired of bridges being burned when I just graduated nursing school and I can't study for my NCLEX until I have a job to support myself. The bad luck I've experienced makes me regret ever getting into this industry. Is there a way I could reach out to HR and ask if she could change my eligibility because UHS is huge like HCA and I didn't mean to not see the two patients that day? I want to be successful and it's like I don't feel like I can have a rewarding career now because my CNA history has ruined everything.

 

I would like to work for a hospital like Sunrise hospital and maybe an LTC/SNF that has 12-hour shifts for nurses so I can pay off debt and buy nice things I like in the future. So, two full-time jobs.  

 

Being ineligible for rehire makes me feel like a world of hell and Google says employers will never hire you again. I think I read somewhere that there's a federal and state law that companies can't change ineligible for rehire or make provisions to it. 

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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1 hour ago, Beldar_the_Cenobite said:

I think I read somewhere that there's a federal and state law that companies can't change ineligible for rehire or make provisions to it. 

Source? Most ineligible for rehire have to do with company policies. Some employers, depending on the reason, may only hold that status for a set number of years.

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I just recently graduated from nursing school (Finally) and I haven't taken my NCLEX-RN yet, but I am struggling to find a job as a CNA. 

Why would a facility hire you as a CNA when you're only a short time away from quitting that job to take a nursing job? They're seeing that as a risk and no return on investment, if not a loss.

Don't waste your time applying to anywhere you've already been terminated from. Realize that your history has probably set you up for a less than desirable first job. You're going to need to build up a stable job history before "better" employers will be willing to take a risk on you.

HiddenAngels

HiddenAngels

Has 8 years experience. 351 Posts

What about Amazon or Target. Not kidding they pay good and then you can pass NCLEX become an RN and have maaaannny opportunities.

I wouldn't call asking them for anything.  It's okay, you can move on.