I am also new to this forum and am looking to RENTER the field 14 years post graduation and becoming a stay at home Mom and homeschooler. I am interested in any tips we get and will share any tips or info I run across in my networking! With the Lord's guidance I am sure there is a feasible path for us both!
Welcome to the site. Long term care facilities might be the place to get hired after a long time out of the field. They are usually always in need of employees. Good luck. Hope you find a new position soon.
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Not sure what state you are in but, you might qualify for unemployment assistance benefits for education and training. In Texas, ours is called the Texas Worksource. This is not just for those that are laid off recently and programs like Refreshers usually qualify we are approved providers in our state. So, you may try that. Other than that I am not aware of any free programs out there. It is a lot of expense involved in the programs and especially in the clinical portion. One of the earlier posters mentioned community colleges already and this may be available in your area. I have worked with some hospitals where they will reimburse you if you come work there for a year in lieu of a sign on bonus. Lastly, remember if you are going to work you will make this back in no time. For instance, one of my nurses just got hired at the clinical site after completing our program. They gave her credit for her 12 years of experience even though she has been out 8 years and she will be making $32/hr. At that rate you can pay back the loan, credit card, etc in no time if you don't want to commit to a certain facility. Good luck to you.
looks like there are several nurses going back. i have been out of nursing just over 2 years. i was an lpn in kansas. worked mostly nursing home and assisted living. the scariest thing is how are my skills. i was taught to be very precise. as i have taken ceu's. and read lots of stuff online. seems like there are some med changes. and some of topics have become much more refined. i let my liscense lapse and currently working toward getting liscenced here in minnesota. they told it it shouldnt be a problem. am doing the licensure by endoresement. i was able to contact the last facility i worked as lpn. and my don is being very helpful. i have had lots of encouragement from family and friends. hope everyone is finding the resources they need. i am enjoying this site. i enjoy the blogs and i am glad there are a lot of others nurses that have gone through the rentry process. any suggestions for books. i am looking at some fundamentals and clinical nursing books. mostly to go back and refresh the process in my mind. i also looked into refresher courses. none in my area right now. there was a class near here in dec.
I think that this the best-est profession and we must all carry it on-wards and not just stop doing what we are mend to do ......
well u can also do other stuff side by side i mean but we should not really abandon which we acquired from such hard work and efforts... I must say that there are many peoples who are looking forward for our services so that they can be provided proper treatment.... But at certain times our preference's do change we must have to ensure that what we should do exactly......