I'm considering a LNC career, and I'm wondering if my nursing background is strong enough to pursue this. I've had 5 years in Med-Surg (got certified), 5 years in home care after that, then 5 years in outpatient ped. ortho. I'm currently in administration/medical informatics. I been away from direct patient care for about 8 years.
I read somewhere that LNC are usually nurses with a ICU/CCU or ER background.
For those nurses working as a LNC, do you feel I will be able to get employment as a LNC after passing the Certification Exam even with my dated background and experience?
Should I brush up on my clinical skills first? Your words of guidance would be appreciated.