LTC, things to look for. 2 CNAs for 22 pt is OK, whatever the number of CNAs on the floor, more than 11-12 pt/CNA is too much. Ask about teamwork. You will never be able to do your job if you can't count on your co-workers. On your tour you should be looking at the residents, asking in a subtle way how many are total care, levels of independence. Take note of this because you do not want to end up with 12 total care residents. Find out about availability of hoyers, policy (are two people required to use it? IMHO a CNA should never operate a hoyer without an assist. Just my opinion from experience) What is the nurse/pt ratio? Does the facility provide hospice care? How long do they train you -- BIG ONE. I worked at a facility once where they trained me one day then threw me on the floor with 12 residents and it was a nightmare. They should train you a minimum of 3 days. What the job requirements will be for your shift -- they are different for each shift. I know people with kids who work night shift. They do not seem to ever sleep because they go home and the kids need them. Did you say whether your kids were in school? I think you said they were toddlers. If they are in day care or school, try to plan your work around that. And of course, benefits, in addition to the health, sick days, and vacation, etc., a lot of facilities will reimburse tuition to nursing students who have a year in on the job.