I hate to say this, but I honestly think it all comes down to luck. Like you I had been trying to get a job at any of the hospitals (Im in Louisville) BUT, I have no CNA experience yet. Well.... I got lucky. I had both Baptist and Nortons call me around the middle of July wanting me to come in for interviews. Norton's called me in for a secretary job and at the interview the girl asked me what other positions I had applied for and I told her patient care or whatever it was called. She then told me that she would give the girl who does the recruiting my resume.. A few days later I got a call from her and I started the interview process. I had very little experience ( I worked for a shady place called Neuro restorative where I pretty much did all CNA work, just not the actual CNA license..) Yea, shady... Anyways, don't give up. One thing that I have learned about Norton's and every hospital is that you have to just try and get your foot in the door somehow. Even it being food service, secretary, transporting, anything. Just get your foot in the door because I have always heard they are more likely to hire from within. I cant tell you how many people that I know who went through the interview process with them to only not get the job because they hired someone who was already there. I ended up getting the job offer from Norton's, but I turned them down. I decided to go with Baptist because they will give me CNA certification and I hear it is a much better place to work. Norton's is quick to fire their employees over little things. Good luck girl, DONT GIVE UP!