Nurses I need your advice

  1. I was a RN but I was not able to work in the hospital the last 8 years and last month I decided to go back to work and I will have my interview on April 4 but I am confused and worried. Do you think I am still capable to do a nurses work. If ask my friends and family, they say "yes"
    But they are not nurses and they don't know what the nurses do, I will be very happy if I hear some advice from anyone of you out there.
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  4. by   webbiedebbie
    I was out for 5 years. Did transcription for the last 3 years. Hosp wanted me to take a nurse refresher course. I went to another hospital where I previously worked and they hired me on the spot! Go figure. Good Luck.
  5. by   danaguus
    Originally posted by webbiedebbie
    I was out for 5 years. Did transcription for the last 3 years. Hosp wanted me to take a nurse refresher course. I went to another hospital where I previously worked and they hired me on the spot! Go figure. Good Luck.
    Thank you so much, that helps me
  6. by   kittylilly
    i don't have any answer for you, just a question. why were you out so long? i hope that's not being too nosy.
  7. by   rosaria
    Hi, Considering returning to the world of nursing....how about trying a home care agency so you start out with one patient at a time. I have worked in a hospital , in a methadone clinic and am now helping children at school as a school nurse and also a few hours with kids at home. I love that the best. Give it a shot. Reflecting on my hospital experience I wouldn't recommend that first. Rosaria
  8. by   renerian
    I miss acute care. I have been away from acute care since 92. I did take a job at a hospital in Toledo the Jan before last but they kept closing the unit for low census. I could not work that little so I had to go elsewhere.

    I want to try again but am a little intimidated I must say. I did home health and LTC too for 11 years.

    I think it is only the technology that has changed.

    Any thoughts,

    renerian
  9. by   danaguus
    originally posted by kittylilly
    i don't have any answer for you, just a question. why were you out so long? i hope that's not being too nosy.
    after i graduated i was able to work in a company with good pay, so i forgot all about the hospital and being a nurse, but last oct. 2001 we moved in netherlands and i have to get a new job and the nurses here get a better pay. so i was thingking that maybe its not yet too late.
  10. by   Sharie
    Speaking from a manager viewpoint, my decision to hire someone who's been out of the acute care arena for more that a couple of years is based on several things. Is there a hospital based program in nursing education that supports re-entry RN's? What was the RN's previous experience? How long have they been out of acute care? And what's their personality like, do they appear to be "team" players, are they "go-getters", do I as a manager have a staff RN who can support someone who needs closer orientation?

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