med surg after 2 years away?

  1. Is it possible to enter med-surg after 2 years of doing community health nursing (respite care and outpatient clinic)?

    I started off in a hospital after graduation and quit after orientation, but now want to go back to a hospital. i applied to all the area hospitals (even those almost 2 hrs away) but nobody has given me a call back!

    would it be awkward for me to call the NM at the hospital I quit 1.5 years ago and ask for a job there again? Do you think they would hire me back even though it would mean having to re-train me again?
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  3. by   MrChicagoRN
    Quote from celle507
    Is it possible to enter med-surg after 2 years of doing community health nursing (respite care and outpatient clinic)?
    Sure, I don't see why not.

    Outpatient clinic has outpatient docs, have you told them you're interested in making a change? They may have some contacts for you.

    Call your old manager...to network. Explain your situation & ask him/her if they have suggestions.

    You might even want to take her out to lunch to have this chat, when she's not so busy.
  4. by   meownsmile
    I know a nurse that entered med/surg after 30 years away and shes doing fine.
  5. by   jam0601
    I did a year of med surg after graduation, went to dialysis for two years and am back training on med surg. I admit I am a bit overwhelmed but I have only been back on the floor for 3 weeks and I am working for a much bigger hospital. You have experience which most hospitals are looking for.

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