I am a nurse graduate from Philippines and I am looking for any suggestions to find a healthcare-related job in the Dallas area. I have not taken the NCLEX yet because I am still waiting for my academic and professional credentials to be evaluated by CGFNS International. While waiting for my credentials to be evaluated, I am seeking to work part-time, in order to gain experience here in the USA. However, I have a two-year gap of unemployment because of the COVID-19 pandemic and I don't have any certificate as a nursing assistant. Still, I have more than five years of nursing experience. I was thinking of applying for positions like "Patient Care Technician", "Nursing Assistant" or "Caregiver", but I don't know if I need to obtain some sort of certification, in order to qualify for these positions. I only have a "Basic Life Support" certificate from the American Heart Association.
Any advice, suggestion or information would be greatly appreciated. I am authorized to work for any US employer.