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Question by claireandmouse: Do I have to work as a CNA first in a nursing home before a hospital?
I have just signed up for my CNA’s course and am hoping to start working next spring some time. After spending time with family (grandparents and such) in retirement homes, assisted living, and nursing homes, I really have no desire to work in them…however after spending weeks with an ill mother in a hospital, I would like to work in a hospital setting…
Some people have “eluded” to the fact that it’s hard to get a hospital job right out of certification…is this the case? Or can I go right to hospitals and apply? Or do I need the nursing home or assisted living experience first?
Please, don’t answer if you don’t know.
Any CNA’s opinions would be great!
Answer by Paul B
You can work anywhere you like. Hospitals are always hirings CNA’s. Or you could work for a placement agency they pay the best for a CNA. Nursing homes are depressing and gross. 🙂
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