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    Does the shift matter, experience-wise? - New CNA

    I will definitely see about reaching out. I know that a local hospital has PCT positions that are specifically open to nursing students. I'd imagine that it would not hurt to mention that I'm a nursing student to future employers, as I will reach that 6 months - 1 year of CNA experience while I'm attending the ADN program. I have a bad habit of overthinking, and your advice has given me some perspective. Thank you for the insight!
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    Does the shift matter, experience-wise? - New CNA

    Thank you for the reply! Due to great turmoil in my family life I dropped out at 16. Also, just before high school I moved districts. During this time I lost touch with teachers, volunteer supervisors, and the like. I was not in a good head space at the time, and I regret that I did not continue these relationships. My first position (the current position is my second job) I only held for a week, because I found this position that is much closer. I did not form any relationships there due to the short time. I still have many months before I have adequate experience to get a hospital position. I have a few current coworkers who I think will be good references when the time comes. When I start the ADN program in the Spring, I will try to make connections there as well. Will my resume look any more attractive if I got another position? As in, I would have two concurrent facilities under my experience? I'm not sure if a hospital/any employer would consider my resume if it has only one facility as experience.
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    Does the shift matter, experience-wise? - New CNA

    I hope so! Thanks for the insight.
  4. elliepark

    Does the shift matter, experience-wise? - New CNA

    Thanks! Yes, I am. I adapted to the night shift much more quickly than I thought I would.
  5. Background: I'm a 18 y/o CNA (since April of this year). and I'm working PRN at an LTC. I primarily work the 10pm-6am shift. I went in for a hiring event at a hospital a few weeks ago. I didn't expect to get the job, as I had less than a weeks experience at a different LTC facility. I wanted to know what to expect when I have the adequate experience to work as a hospital PTC. At the hospital interview they told me that with 6 months experience in an LTC, they would consider me. I think they may have said this because I was clearly young and nervous. If I'm accepted in October, than I will begin an ADN program next spring. Question: I am concerned that working primarily the night shift will be an issue experience-wise. Will it make it more difficult to be hired at a hospital as a CNA/PCT, if I have less experience working the 1st and 2nd shift? Will the hospital care that the majority of my experience is night shift? Also, this current LTC is the only decent reference I have. It is my 2nd job, the other LTC was my first. Would it help my resume to get a another PRN position elsewhere? So that I will have 2 professional references instead of 1? Apologies for the rambling. I know I'm probably overthinking this.
  6. Background: I'm a 18 y/o CNA (since April of this year). and I'm working PRN at an LTC. I primarily work the 10pm-6am shift. I went in for a hiring event at a hospital a few weeks ago. I didn't expect to get the job, as I had less than a weeks experience at a different LTC facility. I wanted to know what to expect when I have the adequate experience to work as a hospital PTC. At the hospital interview they told me that with 6 months experience in an LTC, they would consider me. I think they may have said this because I was clearly young and nervous. If I'm accepted in October, than I will begin an ADN program next spring. Question: I am concerned that working primarily the night shift will be an issue experience-wise. Will it make it more difficult to be hired at a hospital as a CNA/PCT, if I have less experience working the 1st and 2nd shift? Will the hospital care that the majority of my experience is night shift? Also, this current LTC is the only decent reference I have. It is my 2nd job, the other LTC was my first. Would it help my resume to get a another PRN position elsewhere? So that I will have 2 professional references instead of 1? Apologies for the rambling. I know I'm probably overthinking this.
  7. Background: I'm a 18 y/o CNA (since April of this year). and I'm working PRN at an LTC. I primarily work the 10pm-6am shift. I went in for a hiring event at a hospital a few weeks ago. I didn't expect to get the job, as I had less than a weeks experience at a different LTC facility. I wanted to know what to expect when I have the adequate experience to work as a hospital PTC. At the hospital interview they told me that with 6 months experience in an LTC, they would consider me. I think they may have said this because I was clearly young and nervous. If I'm accepted in October, than I will begin an ADN program next spring. Question: I am concerned that working primarily the night shift will be an issue experience-wise. Will it make it more difficult to be hired at a hospital as a CNA/PCT, if I have less experience working the 1st and 2nd shift? Will the hospital care that the majority of my experience is night shift? Also, this current LTC is the only decent reference I have. It is my 2nd job, the other LTC was my first. Would it help my resume to get a another PRN position elsewhere? So that I will have 2 professional references instead of 1? Apologies for the rambling. I know I'm probably overthinking this.
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