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Traveling Certified Nursing Assistant Jobs Do They Really Exist

Yes, jobs for certified nursing assistants who want to travel really do exist.  However, these jobs are simply few in numbers.  This doesn’t mean that you should give up your quest to become a traveling CNA. You just need to know the basics of where to start your search and the knowledge of what employers are looking for when hiring certified nursing assistants who are willing to travel.
Be Realistic
Staffing companies that do hire certified nursing assistants to travel will most often chose someone who is already employed at their company.  This is because they previously know what the history of the CNA that they are dealing with.

When it comes to being hired to travel as a certified nursing assistant, experience does matter.  Chances are your not going to get hired to do a 13 week travel assignment in a hospital setting if you have no experience and its your first week on the job.  It does take time being employed by the company to build up your work experience with them.  The more that they staff you at different healthcare setting and you receive good reviews, the higher up on the list you will be when a travel assignment does come available. 
Do your Research
Find a company that staffs certified nursing assistants to travel.  There are several companies that hire traveling healthcare providers.  Ask around on CNA forums, facebook pages and on job boards.  This is a great place to start your search.  You will want to find out the requirements of the job before you except any assignments. 

Be Prepared
If you do get hired to work as a traveling CNA, are you prepared to pick up and leave for a 13 week assignment?  You have to think about the any obligations that you may currently have.  Most companies will require you to have current medical documentation providing proof of immunizations and a physical.

Above all else, the most important thing to remember when trying to get hired as a traveling certified nursing assistant is to have a professional resume ready.  This is your chance to highlight your skills, knowledge and references.  With the right know how you will soon be on your way to landing a job as a travel CNA.