Am I right for this job?

  1. Hi all,
    I need to bend your ears (eyes?) for a bit here.....

    I am an ADN prepared nurse and am contemplating applying for a position as a CNA instructor. ADN is the minimum requirement for this position. I also have a degree in Communications, which I don't think will hurt, to put on my resume.

    Do you think I am crazy to apply? They want someone who has 2 years experience as an RN (I will be 1 month shy of that requirement when the position starts.); as well as someone with LTC experience (I haven't worked LTC, but 9/10 of my hospital patients are geriatric!).

    I guess my thoughts are: well, it is always good experience to update your resume and gather your transcripts; If I get an interview, that is also invaluable experience; If I show confidence in myself and my abilities, that is likely to go far in an interview situation.

    Opinions, please?
    Last edit by BookwormRN on Sep 16, '08
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    4 Comments

  3. by   Tait
    I don't think you are crazy at all. Basic nursing is basic nursing. Teach them well

    Best of luck!

    Tait
  4. by   BinkieRN
    I say apply and see if they think you're right for the job. Don't sell yourself short. Have confidence. You can do it!
  5. by   TopazLover
    Two years ago you were an ADN prepared nurse. Now you are a seasoned nurse.
    I love teaching CNA students and see some of them as our replacements as nurses them grow into LPN and RN schools. One of the best graduations I ever attended was an ADN program where I had taught a number of the grads as CNA students.

    In your cover letter you might want to point out specific situations that you have assisted CNAs in learning in your area. Perhaps turning difficult patients or teaching why we do some of the things we do.

    Go for it! We need great CNA instructors out there. Your communications experience will help a lot.
  6. by   mpccrn
    go for it! molding minds to becoming an intricate and important member of our team is a valuable goal. teach them well! :heartbeat

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