On a resume, how far back should you go? I graduated nursing school
in 1995, but spent many of the succeding yrs mostly raising my 3 kids. For much of that time, I also worked in several different nursing areas
(sporadic & p/t work according to what allowed me to have time for my kids as a single mom, partly according to what I could do w/ limited nursing experience
, & having forgotten alot from nursing school
...d/t being a stay-at-home mom for a few yrs).
I don't regret putting off my nursing career in lieu of raising my kids. I'm just not sure how to effectively prepare (or edit) my resume now. Although I've worked in several areas (mostly peds), I feel like I don't really have ANY long-term, "solid" experience as a nurse (almost jack-of-all trades, but master of none).
I was out of the nursing field for several yrs, & worked as a substiture teacher, which worked out well for me & raising my kids. I finished the Nurse Refresher course in 2008, then worked in LTC. I'm not sure if I should include nursing work experience before that or not, since I no longer feel proficient in those areas. I can make my resume "look good", & everything on it IS true (but, I don't want it to look like BS either! :icon_roll). I want to include military experience, b/c that's how I got started in the medical field.
Does a potential employer expect you to still be able to do the things you did yrs ago? Thanks for any feedback.