Too Soon To Apply?


Is it too soon to apply for CNA positions, my State exam is at the end of month?!


141 Posts

It might be.... i think it would be smart to write down a couple places and then when you pass your test apply apply apply !!

Specializes in STNA.

I applied for jobs right after passing my class. I had no trouble getting hired. They hired me as, hmm, I forget the exact term they used, but basically just a helper for $8 an hour until I passed my state test and then my pay went up (to 9 something) and I was considered a STNA there. As a "helper," (or whatever they called it) I was able to do my orientation (with a STNA always there with me) and get a head start on learning the residents. Once I passed my test I was already done with orientation and ready to hit the floor on my own. Of course this was over 10 yrs ago, not sure if the same is true today.


153 Posts

Im kinda wondering the same thing.

Although I am from Canada.

Some places I have seen in the past have said that their requirements are certifacation OR certifacation with in 18months.

I live in rual Alberta so there is only a couple citys I could work at at they are both 45mins away. I found a place that is only a half an hour away. The ad ws from JANUARY and I only JUST started my program...I have my fingers crossed that I can get a position with them! I applied on line last night. I hope to hear something on Monday... Wishfull thinking I know.

What I figure is that it never hurts to try! Your also not left wondering what could have happened!