Hey everyone. I've posted on here a little while ago and got some good feedback so thank you for that. Since then I have gotten a job and a really sweet apt in NYC and will be moving this weekend. I have some savings but not 100% sure they will last until Feb. 6th when i start work. I am a CNA from before nursing school and wondered if anyone knew if i have to transfer my license and how to do it. Also, what would be a good temp agency for CNAs I worked for one here in CT and had a good exp. and see as i can only work for 1 month i don't want to start a new job. Plus i will be working on taking my NCLEX at the same time so don't want to work full time.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!! Billy
Dec 14, '05
Uhm, I was a little confused by your post. My brain is a lil out of whack due to my work schedule. Then I read some of your previous posts. So you got a gig but it won't start until Feb? I just started working for MSN (Medical Staffing Network) on a per diem basis and I know they place CNAs. The thing is your cert is from CT that I don't know too much about. It might take that long just to get your NY CNA. i know there is a number for CNAs to call, it's to the board or whoever grants the certification. I remember calling it when I wanted to transfer my military experience into a CNA but they told me I couldn't. Hmm, wish I could be more help but I haven't had to deal with the whole CNA thing in a while.
On another note, why would you not work full time while studying for the boards. That's what I and everyone I went to school with did. In my case I knew I wanted to do psych but I went directly to an oncology floor after graduation. I was tired when I got home but made myself study for an hour a day. But I think the real reason I kicked ass on the boards was because of that time on the floor. That's where things really started making sense to me. It was a lot better than just reading those test guides and your old notes (which I did as well). Oh, and just out of curiosity: what part of NYC are you moving to?
Good luck! Let me know if I can be of further help. I'm a native NY'er and still a 'new' (under 3yrs) nurse.
Last edit by NPAlby on Dec 14, '05
: Reason: I had to re-read the post