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  1. littlemissbambi

    What do I have to do to get a CNA job!!!?

    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!
  2. littlemissbambi

    Anyone taken CNA classes from Baptist or work there?

    Over 90 people have seen this... Can someone please reply....
  3. I just got a call a few days ago about an interview for Baptist East's CNA classes starting September 27, 2014. I am very excited because I have been trying to get my foot into the door for SO long, and I have been extremely lucky these past few weeks because both Baptist and Norton's have been contacting me for interviews. Anyway, just wanted to know if there was anyone out there that has, or knows anyone who has taken the classes from there and how much the books will be because I have to pay for those. Also, anyone who is a CNA there who can kind of give me an insight of what it is like to work there (average day,wage,etc) Thank you in advance for reading. On another note, I am very shocked at how un-active the KY forum is........ Hopefully someone sees and replies.
  4. littlemissbambi

    2nd time applying to hospital, do I have a chance?

    I also just got a call back a few days ago about a CNA position at a hospital. I had been applying there for YEARS, several times a year, and they finally have given me a shot. I actually got extremely lucky, because all 3 of the main hospitals in my area (Louisville, Ky) have called me back for interviews. I have no idea how that happened, but I am very thankful. I would just say don't give up. I never did. Obviously they like something about you that they keep calling you back!!!!
  5. I just got a phone call a couple of days ago from HR at Baptist. I had been applying there like crazy, and they finally called me back about their CNA classes. They told me that after I took the classes with them and passed my test, I would then have to work for them for 6 months. I have also been in the interview process with Norton's for a PCA position. I want to know if there is anyone out there who had taken the classes with Baptist and how it is going with them. (Also how much the books cost. I have to pay for those) I hear that Baptist is a way better place to work at than Norton's, and since I plan on going to nursing school at one point, having my CNA license would look better on my application. If anyone could let me know how much they started off making an hour when they did start to work there. Hope this isn't too much of a ramble, and thank you so much in advance to anyone that can help me. There is only so much you can find out on the web. Thanks : )