Have you been able to find a job eaily after taking the CNA course? - page 2

I was wondering how long it took to find a job after taking CNA course/exam. Do alot of employers hire with minimal experience?... Read More

  1. by   KimberlyRN89
    Quote from ohiocleveland
    The proper term is MRDD not "retarded adults" as you stated above. I know we all say things without thinking but it's unfair to those who have friends/family members with MRDD to call them retarded adults. Mental Retardation is a developmental disability and should be respected as such.

    Just for your FYI the name of the I applied to is Christian Assisted Living for Mentally Retarded Adults (CALMRA) & that is why I phrased it the way I did. And for the record I have family members who are mentally handicapped so in no way would I try & insult them or anyone .
  2. by   PedsHopeful
    Quote from miiszkim0711
    Just for your FYI the name of the I applied to is Christian Assisted Living for Mentally Retarded Adults (CALMRA) & that is why I phrased it the way I did. And for the record I have family members who are mentally handicapped so in no way would I try & insult them or anyone .
    But you werent referring to the name of the facility when you used the phrase. You were talking about a group of people. And you cant say retarded adults when referencing a group of people, " ...I decided to apply at this assisted living facility for retarded adults....". The "retarded adults" listed above are only two words used in the facility's name which actually consists of six words in total. The name of the facility isn't "Retarded Adults" it's "Christian Assisted Living for Mentally Retarded Adults ".
  3. by   FLg8r
    it should simply be "developmentally disabled" as the law states when placing them into a guardianship. in florida, it falls under FSS 393 - i should know - i work for a judge that handles these cases each and every day. she would never say at the hearing, "i'm ruling on this retarded person." she would say, "i'm ruling on this developmentally disabled person ......" i'm surprised the facility's name is still named as such.
  4. by   PedsHopeful
    Quote from flg8r36
    it should simply be "developmentally disabled" as the law states when placing them into a guardianship. in florida, it falls under FSS 393 - i should know - i work for a judge that handles these cases each and every day. she would never say at the hearing, "i'm ruling on this retarded person." she would say, "i'm ruling on this developmentally disabled person ......" i'm surprised the facility's name is still named as such.
    So am I, I was looking at it like, "That doesnt seem right." It was probably named that awhile ago and they havent gotten around to changing it yet. They should because it gives people the impression it's okay to use the term when it's not.
  5. by   KimberlyRN89
    Quote from LolitaHansen
    But you werent referring to the name of the facility when you used the phrase. You were talking about a group of people. And you cant say retarded adults when referencing a group of people, " ...I decided to apply at this assisted living facility for retarded adults....". The "retarded adults" listed above are only two words used in the facility's name which actually consists of six words in total. The name of the facility isn't "Retarded Adults" it's "Christian Assisted Living for Mentally Retarded Adults ".
    I didn't say "oh I applied to this place for retarded adults" I said assisted living facility for retarded adults (which is six words in total btw as well) & the full name of the place is Christian Assisted Living for Mentally Retarded adults. The point I'm trying to make is I would not go around referring to someone with a mental disability as retarded in my every day life & I take offense to someone I don't know trying to imply that I would. I was only referencing the place I applied to & I don't have any control over what they named their facility.
  6. by   tpanative
    I assume staying on topic is impossible on a website full of professionals. I too am curious about the job finding success of recently licensed CNAs.
  7. by   tampabayway09
    I live in the Tampa Bay area, just passed the state exam a week ago. I have not found a job yet, been searching for a little over a month. I don't see hardly any ads for CNA's and if I do, they want minimum 1 year experience. It sucks, but I will keep trying, any job is a good job right now. I also need something a little flexible because I am in school. Good luck to all.
  8. by   BreatheFree
    I was hired on at my clinical site on the last day of class and started as soon as I got my test results. However, it is 30 minutes from my house. I have been trying to find a job closer to my house but haven't had any luck yet.
  9. by   mrjulyy
    Hello,
    I run a STNA training program in Cleveland,Ohio and my students are hired most of the time before they even take the state exam.
  10. by   SuBinCRNAtoBe
    i'm having/had hard time finding a job...
    :[
    i wanna work in hospital *sob*
  11. by   Girl Scout
    There was supposed to be a recruiter there on the day we did our test, but they couldn't meet us there for whatever reason. It's too bad because about half of us were ready to talk to them and see if they were able to hire us.

    I want to work in a hospital too, which is why I went on after the CNA and got my PCA certificate. So now I'm qualified, but I don't have any experience outside of my hospital clinicals. Most of the positions I see advertised want experience. Same with CNA. I'm not sure how to get experience without working. Hm, it's a conundrum. I'm still looking, though.

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