Apr 30, '09
Thanks for all the replies! I feel sorta dumb for complaining but it felt good to get off my chest lol. I think what's holding me up is that I'm still waiting for my license to be processed (my state BON says that they're experiencing major delays & to be patient
) but hopefully it will be coming soon since I just checked the website for the millionth time & only a couple things now say "pending". Anyways I did have an interview on the spot with one of the ManorCare facilities last Friday & took a urinalysis. But I haven't heard anything since then so I emailed the HR director today. Hopefully she gets back to me
Also I think I'll have to expand my job hunt by looking at places in DC or Virginia. So I'm going to apply for endorsement in those places. I guess I just have to be patient!
I really would like to work in a hospital though but all of them require 6 mos. experience. I might look into volunteering at one though b/c that is great way to gain experience
Last edit by KimberlyRN89 on Apr 30, '09
May 5, '09
Wow I'm in the same situation as the rest of you. I've been looking and applying and I had a few leads but no actual job. I don't really have any related experience either so it's been tough. I went to a job fair as well, talked to the LTC reps, home health agencies (none of the area hospitals were there) and even MR/DD reps. If you haven't looked into Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities I suggest you do so. They seem to like the nursing assistant certification especially if you apply for direct care positions because it's basically the same thing as a CNA's job duties. Aside from that the people I ran into at the job fair who were also applying for MR/DD positions didn't seem to have the nurse assistant certification or even know what MR/DD was all about, so if it's a similar situation in your area then the NA certification could easily be a big plus for you. plus you'll get the related experiences. Also, have you thought about applying to temp agencies with a medical branch?
still no call backs for me though but believe me I will be on the horn soon. I'm also starting to volunteer at a local hospital even though I need a job ASAP. I've been looking into temping/retail/sales/restaurants just to have a job. like other people have said keep you chin up. I'm sure you will find something even if it takes awhile. BTW, I finished my class in january and test back in Feb and the place where I took the class finally started hiring for nurse assistants about a couple weeks ago. so just keep at it...
Last edit by fpma987 on May 5, '09