I've been trying to find a job for 2 months, with no luck. My last job was home health/hospice care. I resigned from it in Dec, 1997, after working there for 8 yrs. I left to stay at home with my 5 children, sold my house, and moved to a new one. My supervisor was upset because I resigned. She made allegations to the Maryland Board of Nursing about my practice without my knowledge. MBON could not find me to tell me about it. I never told them I moved because I was not renewing my license. The allegations were unsubstantiated, but I could not defend myself. The claims concerned paperwork, missing days when my children were ill, and minor infractions that I could have proven to be false. Five years after I resigned, there was a hearing and my license was revoked. I found out about it years later. I applied for reinstatement, was told to take an RN refresher course (which I recently completed), and my license was reinstated in October, 2009. The agency I had worked at went out of business shortly after I resigned.
I have a BSN, graduated from UMAB School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.9, and I'm a dedicated, caring, and frustrated nurse. I have not worked since 1997, anywhere. I have no recent experience, no strong job history, and no professional references (except for two nurses who worked with me at the home health agency), since 1989, when I worked 2 years at Johns Hopkins in pediatric oncology. That was 20 years ago.
I have applied for many jobs that I was qualified to do, but no one is giving me the chance to prove myself.
Does anyone have any ideas that might help? I want to work!!!!