I am in a tough situation and I need some advice. I graduated from a nursing diploma program in aug 2003 in toronto and got my license in march 2004. Since then I took a break from nursing and now I'm trying to get back into it. I am having a hard time. I really want to work in a hospital med/surg or peads and have applied to almost every hospital in the GTA but no response.
I acknowlege that I have a few things against me:
1) no experience
2) no diploma
3) took a year away- rusty skills
I recently took a cont. education course in patient assessment. But I'm not sure what else I can do in order to be more attractive to hospitals.
I need advice of what I should do.
Will getting my degree help? (there is a 2 year program)
Should I just forget about nursing all together and do something else?
I would like to hear your opinions.