luv2swim 2,205 Views
Joined May 7, '09.
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I would apply to an accelerated program, maybe they would consider you since your degree is in Microbiology. ASN programs have a 2 yr wait list and are difficult to get into- they do not have lower requirements for admission. I did this 20 yrs ago, they didn't have 2nd degree accelerated programs. I went the community college route because of the low tuition. If you can afford the tuition on accelerated-why not just apply.
You sound just like me! I've been out 12 years and just finished a refresher course. All I hear is "at least 1 year current experience" I'm going to try Home Health because there is a need plus this will get me "current." I agree about LTC, I know myself I just cannot take care of that many patients! It sure is frustrating!!!
I just read some of the recent posts to my original one-That sounds so discouraging about the home health and hospice. Home Health was one of my options after I take the refresher course. I know so many recent grads,one in my own family that just passed - is now an RN with no job! Great-Ifeel like I'll be in the same boat. Is this really going to be worth it??- to try and take this refresher course, when there are no jobs out there!
I'm going with the 2/days week for 6 weeks refresher course in the Fall-1day-theory, 1day clinical. A little expensive but I think it will be worth it!
I'm in the same situation-at home with my kids and now want to get back into it. I'm considering doing Home Health.
You can work part-time and on your schedule. I've never done HH, but nurses that I have asked- enjoy it. If I go back to a hospital I would consider doing per-diem -night shift. I'm going to do a refresher course before I go back.
Good Luck to You!
I would definitely be cleaning and changing this patient while she was in bed. It would be easier and safer for you. You can then, with another person do a safe transfer to bed or wheelchair.
I graduated from CCP in 1990-I too have a B.S.-not in Nsg, I chose the school because it had a great Nursing program and the tuition was inexpensive compared to other programs. When I went back to school for Nursing they did not have a Second Degree or Accelerated BSN programs-that also might be something to consider. Overall I thought I had a great experience at CCP. You should check soon with CCP-I hear there's always a waiting list-You definitely have a chance, with already having a Degree and good grades!--Good Luck!!
I think that having a husband and child-the ADN day program would work for you. I think it would be hard to work and go 5 nights in a row of school. Of course the BSN is the way to go, but you can always find an on-line RN-BSN program down the road. For now maybe you could find a part-time job that would work with your school schedule-then eventually you could find a CNA job or Extern(I know from my own experience they want you to have at least 1 yr of clinicals to be an extern) It's a tough call what to do as far as you current job goes. Just have to weigh it all out!!
Good Luck in whatever you decide!
I am currently researching refresher courses too. You can go to nurse.com and look up Ca refresher courses. I'm leaning towards doing a program at a college that includes theory and clinicals-I've been out of Nursing for 12 years-I know I'll need a course.
Thanks so much for the feedback- I have been out of nursing for 12 yrs(kept lic. up-so that's good) I do agree it's like riding a bike-you've done it before you can do it again- I know for me a refresher would help with confidence- Just hope it will be worth it!
Wanted to know if anyone out there has taken or interested in taking a refresher course. I want to return to Nursing- but feel it's necessary to take a course. Do you think $1800 is too much for a course that includes a clinical or go with an on-line refresher that is way less without clinicals?
I've been home with my children and out of Nsg for 12yrs. I want to get back to it but feel a refresher course is needed first. I was wondering if anyone has taken a course lately. I have a couple options. The course I would like to take is $1800 and includes a clinical -Is that worth it? The online course I found is less expensive- There's an option to arrange a clinical yourself- or not do a clinical at all.
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