is this as impossible as it seems?

  1. hey guys, i'm an experienced LTC CNA wanting to find employment at a hospital. It seems to be impossible! Any suggestions?!
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  3. by   greeniebean
    Check back frequently to see what jobs open up. Make sure your resume is up to date and reflects the full scope of what you've done at other jobs.

    Good Luck!
  4. by   ohiogyrl
    Be willing to work third shift. I just applied...only one month experience in an LTC and got a call back for an interview.
  5. by   chickapea
    Just keep at it, you'll get there... good luck!
  6. by   greeniebean
    Quote from ohiogyrl
    Be willing to work third shift. I just applied...only one month experience in an LTC and got a call back for an interview.
    That is true. A lot of CNA jobs at the hospital do start you on third shift. I guess that shift has a high turnover rate.


    Good Luck at your interview ohiogyrl!
  7. by   wifey08
    How about more school/training?
  8. by   ohiocleveland
    Most hospitals have there own training program. Even if you are State Tested you will still have to go through the hospital training program. As the work in a hospital setting is sooooooo much diff then working in a LTC.... Also, some hospital have there own training program for those who are not STNA/CNA. However, going through a hopsital training does not give you the ability to go work in a LTCF becuase you are not considered a STNA/CNA working in a hospital setting.
  9. by   luckygal5571
    Quote from mimib
    That is true. A lot of CNA jobs at the hospital do start you on third shift. I guess that shift has a high turnover rate.


    Good Luck at your interview ohiogyrl!

    How funny, this is the shift I would perfer. Working durring the day wouldn't be good for me at all! I hope it's the same way in California!!


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