Hi! I'm new to this site and would appreciate any advice you all might want to give. Background: Diploma RN from a 3yr Catholic nursing school
in N.Y. in '77. Worked for short time on Med-Surg and Psych before spending about a year ('78-'79) as charge nurse (nights) on a step-down CCU floor. They gave me either an Aid OR Lpn (not both) to help with 24 pts. Never sat down all night! Stopped to have kids, home schooled and have moved to 4 diff states since that time. Have re-activated my N.Y. license. Since my father passed away of mesothelioma in a hospice I have always thought "if I ever go back into nursing I'd like to work in hospice". Besides getting license endorsement I was thinking I would first volunteer at the local hospice and then ask to shadow a nurse. Any other suggestions or recommendations? Thank you!!