Hi everyone!! Best wishes in your specialty. Hope someone can help me out here... I'm older (50 yrs.), got my BSN l3 yrs ago., practiced a whole 3 mos.-found myself high-risk pregnant on spinal cord unit, so resigned. Didn't return since didn't need to at time and didn't know if I wanted to. Now, I want to, took R.N. refresher (not really enough). Having difficulty finding "new grad" positions to apply for, and have had to have a hip replaced, so am concerned about units where lifting is more commonplace. Need decent pay to get my son through college in a few years. Anyone out there have any suggestions? Do I hang it up, take out a loan, and go to school for something else. I have so little clinical/working experience, it is making even a doctor's office position less available.... HELP!
Oct 13, '06
Hi everyone who was able & kind enough to reply - I truly needed a pick-me-up! Thanks Tweety for moving my post to where it would be seen - I'm learning the ropes of this great chat board!
I've just been turned down for a couple clinic and hospital positions desiring more experience, but :wink2: the one will give me an opportunity to interview in a month or so for a new grad. residency position - which would be just what I need! I also saw an ad I'm pursuing for a "Health Specialist" at a Jr. High (want an RN, but not the pay scale) the pay is "o.k.", would prepare me for an "official" school nurse job, and would work with my having a l2yr old yet... but would limit my experiences for home health or clinic nursing later.... we'll see...
I'll keep on trucking, for that right position. THANKS SO MUCH and good luck to those of you who are "nurses in the works" - we need nurses who care and support eachother. And it's great we have such of variety of ages going into the field!!!
Last edit by salt&pepper on Oct 13, '06