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Does already working at a hospital help when getting hired?

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if you already hold a position where RNs are needed, does it help? I'm trying to get my CNA license and let some time pass so i can do a academic fresh start and pursue my BSN. i currently work at a hospital but as dietary aide

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From my experience HR always consider internal candidates first. Often jobs are posted externally a few weeks after they are posted internally.

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It depends on the hospital. After 4 years as a CNA, all I got was a shrug and "we don't have the facilities to train new grads, we only hire experienced nurses". It was true too, new nurses were never hired while I worked there.

On the positive side, CNA did give me flexible work as a student job.

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Also, CNA or dietary aide work will not count as "hospital experience" when you are applying for RN jobs.

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A resounding YES. I actually know of several PCAs that got a job within a month or two of graduating, and they had been in the system for over two years.

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why is that ?

That is because when they are hiring RNs for RN work they want to know how much RN experience they have at the job they will be doing.

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Didn't help me or other people who worked as techs at hospital. I worked 6 years at facility as a Unit Secretary..loved the unit, always had good job evaluations..devoted to my job only to get turned down at my hospital after graduation. I watched other classmates with NO work experience take the few jobs offered at hospital while I was shown the door after 6 years! HR told me to come back when I get experience..so in my case and others NO working there sure didn't help out.

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