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CNA vs. Nurse: Too saturated or huge need?

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WhaleTails has 1 years experience.

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35 minutes ago, MotoMonkey said:

I would look for positions where you can mark "yes" to as many of the qualifying questions as possible. I would also look closely at the job descriptions, make sure that your resume and what your write highlights what they are looking for.

Exactly. Tailor your resume and cover letter to the job posting, even if it's tedious. Try and match your skills and experience with the requirements of the job; different positions might require you to highlight different aspects of your skills.

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WhaleTails has 1 years experience.

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Also @Beldar_the_Cenobite try networking? You had mentioned in a different post (thread?) that you were a nursing student. Sometimes facilities reach out to schools looking for students, and clinical instructors can be a good reference or referral source.

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Hospitals will give you however any training they do not have to pay for makes you more appealing. For example Phlebotomy. 

Hospitals sometimes collect applications and resumes or keep a position posted to make things faster when they start hiring. 

If a hospital job is really what you want then try volunteering until the next position opens. 

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Update: so I quit where I work and got hired at another SNF that has direct deposit and apparently nice staff. I have a job interview tomorrow morning at the VA hospital because of my veteran preference, but I’m not sure if it will be for the memorial home or if it will be the actual hospital. I don’t even know if the main hospitals hire CNAs.

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3 hours ago, WhaleTails said:

@Beldar_the_Cenobite How have things been going for you?

Pretty good. Just got accepted into nursing school this fall. 🤘

 

So, super excited. Hoping I can afford everything by the time school starts. Financial aid is no longer disbursed before school starts. It's a new thing schools are doing because people will get their money, not attend school and leave with that money and end up owing. So, basically what the school does now is they wait for teachers to show financial aid the student enrolled in their class has made activity or whatever, then Financial aid office disburses the student's money to them. It sucks because the SON doesn't care about how long it'll take you to get your money, program starts when it starts whether you're ready or not. I also just got hired at a new job and I need to call them from the date of this reply if I can work nothing but doubles so I can afford my stuff. 

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@Beldar_the_Cenobite

Hey Beldar, did you get your financial aid award letter already? I'm trying to figure out my financial aid stuff but can't seem to get any answers about anything.

Also, congratulations on getting into nursing school 🙂 

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22 hours ago, morbidlycurious said:

@Beldar_the_Cenobite

Hey Beldar, did you get your financial aid award letter already? I'm trying to figure out my financial aid stuff but can't seem to get any answers about anything.

Also, congratulations on getting into nursing school 🙂 

Hi, thank you. 

 

For financial aid award letter, I think so, but not sure. If I were you I'd contact your financial aid office. When I want to find something like that that might be emailed, usually I check my email by looking in the search box and typing "financial aid award letter" or just use keywords like the name of your school. Works for me every time, unless your school doesn't believe in using computers. 

 

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