Hi, everyone :spin:
I am a 25 year old married SAHM of a 16 m.o. daughter. I graduated in 2004 w/ my ASN, and worked as an RN up until the time I got pregnant (I worked from June '04 to April '05), and am currently inactive (although my license is valid). I have been staying at home w/ my daughter, but recently have had the urge to return to work... the only problem is that I am TERRIFIED! It's been so long that I am afraid I won't remember any skills/calculations/etc., and to make things worse, I am not the most confident person in the world to begin with. Plus, the only hospital in our area is notorious for it's lack of working with it's nurses (when I quit my job from there, we were routinely having 8 and 9 patients a peice on Med-Surg, w/o regard to acuity! The first time I was charge nurse, the floor was almost completely full, and I had 9 pts of my own in addition to being charge - if this is normal, then sorry for complaining, but most nurses I know don't have to take more than 5-6 pts a peice, and most charge nurses aren't required to take pts at all <--- Just what I've been told).
Anyhow, just wanted to tell my story, say hi, and ask if anyone had any suggestions