If you are just wrapping up your training as a nurse aide and you have passed your tests, it's time to start finding a job. If you know already that you want to look for a job that is out of state and you plan on relocating, there are some things that you want to do. You need to look at the restrictions with the state you are moving to and make sure that you are qualified to do this work. Start with the following tasks to get started.
Take That State Test
You may have to not only take the boards for your own state but also for the state you are moving to if required. This way you can get the results back from both, and you will know if you are able to move to the other state and find work.
Register with the Aide Directory
The National Nurse Aide Directory keeps track of everyone's licensing status and the states they are registered to work in, and they will note if there are any issues with your certification and licensing. You want to register so any potential employer that is considering hiring you can type in your information and see that your credentials have been verified and that you are registered in the directory.
You can also check the directory when needed if you are concerned about your own status. Do this, and then get ready to apply for jobs. For more information, contact a company that offers a nurse aide directory.
Update Your Resume
Updating your resume is one of the best things you can do when you are trying to get a new job. Be sure that it is error-free, that you have your updated training and certification, and that you have all job information that is relevant to the type of job you are applying for. Plus, consider updating your references. Educators who helped you through your training can be great reference options.
Once you have everything ready, you can start looking at job sites online and you can apply directly through hospitals, nursing homes, and other types of medical facilities. There are a lot of ways that you can apply for jobs; you just want to make sure that you have all the necessary paperwork to show that you are qualified for the positions that you are applying for and that you are ready to start work as soon as possible. Do all of the above-listed things and get ready for a job.