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  1. Hi! My name is Garry. I am a 56 year old, Texas male Bachelor-degreed RN. I'm kind of new to this internet thing. I was very pleased to find a group of people out there who have many of the same questions and issues that I do.

    I've been working in the legal field (as an RN-Legal Assistant) for the last 14 years, and recently decided to re-enter clinical nursing. (Texas tort reform essentially ended my nurse-legal career). I was shocked to find out that it was easier said than done. While working in the legal field, I was able to keep up with the latest developments in nursing; however, I haven't updated my clinical skills. That is the main sticking point with getting back into nursing.

    Does anyone know whether an online BCLS certification meets the standard or not?
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    Sorry Mate - can't help you but wanted to say hello from Down Under!!
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    I can't help you either, but Welcome! I'm sure you will get an answer from someone!
  5. by   garryleslie
    Hi, Gwenith. It appears that Whitehead was on point. G'Day

    Quote from gwenith
    Sorry Mate - can't help you but wanted to say hello from Down Under!!
  6. by   garryleslie
    I guess that's what "they" mean by networking. I appreciate your response.

    Quote from CNM2B
    I can't help you either, but Welcome! I'm sure you will get an answer from someone!
  7. by   scrubs70
    Welcome to allnurses
  8. by   garryleslie
    Thanks. I appreciate the welcome!

    Quote from scrubs70
    Welcome to allnurses
  9. by   Renee' Y-Y
    I'm not sure what you mean by BCLS - I understand it as Basic Cardiac Life Support which is only CPR training...which you have to have to do clinical nursing anyway in any hospital. Also, it has to be the Healthcare BLS sponsored by American Heart Association...which many hospitals provide...which includes mandatory hands-on training. There are, however, many colleges/universities/jr. colleges that offer RN Refresher courses...which you may want to consider. The other thing, is approaching hospitals about getting into one of their internship programs...that would probably be easier to get into than a refresher course (which are few & far between). Most large hospitals offer some kind of internship program...generally used for new grads, but I would suggest that you apply for one anyway.
  10. by   Renee' Y-Y
    The other thing you might consider is looking for positions in compliance or quality assurance within hospitals. They might look quite favorably on your legal experience.

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