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by rmodi5 rmodi5 (Member) Member

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Can i work as a cna in a state that i am not licensed as an rn as of yet. I am a rn in nj but not in ny can i work as a cna in ny?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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I'm confused. In this post, you clearly state that you hold a dual license in NY and NJ.

Where would I have to relocate in order to find a job? I mean the fact that I hold a dual license in both NJ and NY I would have thought would have landed by something by now. I am so upset if I could go back and do it all over I would have aggressively pursued a CNA job in a hospital. I am really at a loss because how am I supposed to relocate with no savings? I am 23? I would appreciate anyone who can identify the states, hospitals, that are sure to hire someone who has zero experience but is licensed as a BSN? I guess I can live in a motel at these hospitals that are more new grad friendly until I save some money. I am willing to do anything, I've got nothing to lose since i have no kids, homes, or other responsibilities. I'd rather pay my dues I just dont know where these jobs are?

However, I'm going to repeat the advice I gave you in your other thread:

I'm not sure about the particulars of New York about whether an RN can work as a CNA but there are a few things you will want to consider if it's permitted.

1. Are you willing to work for the lower pay?

2. Are you going to be able to stick to the job description so as not to find yourself in hot water with the employer?

3. Are you aware that regardless of the job title, you will be held to the standards of the highest license you hold (RN)? (Kind of goes against what the job description says you can do- rock, meet hard place- but value your license more than your job. Jobs are easier to replace than a license that's been put on probation or suspended.)

4. Employers may not be willing to hire you as a CNA because they know you'll leave them high and dry as soon as you find an RN job (many employers have had this happen and it makes them unwilling to hire a nurse as a CNA).

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I havent yet received my number so technically im not licensed in ny. Should have clarified.

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But i am licensed in nj and should receive my license in ny in another month or so but cant i in the mean time do cna work in ny or will they see i am licensed in nj. and even if they did the license doesnt cross over state lines so i could just say im waiting and need money in the meantime

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Should i just try agency nursing in ny...i live in ny now so the idea of waiting another month is driving me crazy...any places in ny that will hire me?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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But i am licensed in nj n shud receive my license in ny in another month or so

No facility is going to hire someone who is going to be leaving in another month or so- they aren't going to have the opportunity to balance out the cost of orienting someone.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Once they see that you have a BSN they will know if not yet licensed, you will be soon. They are not likely to hire based upon you leaving for a nursing job. try non traditional employers--LTC, clinics, private duty, corrections, LTAC (long term acute care, I believe Select has some as to Specialty Hospitals of NJ usually a floor in a traditional acute care facility)

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Thank you for advice i will try ltc i guess. I truly appreciate everyones guidance!!!😃

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