Quote from GirloftheSun
Since then, over the past 4 years I've gained experience in clinical research, in infectious diseases and BMT. I'm also managing a team of 8 people. I did well in school and have my OCN. With all that being said, does anyone know of a good hospital, with a good preceptor program? I am willing to give the floor a chance again. I do good work and I would like to work with someone who enjoys teaching and provides challenge in a positive way for growth. I am a little rusty on the technical skill of nursing and would need patience with that. I appreciate any encouragement and recommendations.
I'm a little confused. What kind of work do you actually do? It's unclear whether you're involved in nursing at all right now.
And what does "gained experience" mean, exactly? How long did you work in these areas?
Working on a floor is tough, perhaps tougher now than ever. A hospital might require that you take a refresher course unless you have some recent experience in patient care.
I'm not sure where you would take that course here, though. Maybe you can take one before you leave Seattle? It might help with obtaining a floor position.
Addendum: First time that I've seen you on the Hawaii forum and I got curious. It seems, from some of your previous posts, that you really disliked bedside nursing. What made you change your mind?
I think you could probably get a position in research if you wanted to continue doing that.