I have been on disability due to a hearing impairment. I will be getting cochlear implants this Summer which means I should be returning to the work force in the Fall after "learning how to hear" again. My question is that even though I have a strong med-surg background, I don't know if I really want to get back into hospital nursing. One thing I have noticed is that not only do they expect the CPR, but even on a Med/Surg floor they want you to have ACLS. I tried in the past and couldn't pass the ACLS. I worked in med-surg, dialysis, psyche, corrections, LTC, private duty in my 32 yrs of nursing. I am thinking perhaps dialysis again, or if I could maybe get into doing state surveys. I would also enjoy doing chart reviews. I like paperwork, yet I can also see myself doing floor duty. I am pretty confused at this point. I am also 60. I wouldn't mind s job where I would have to travel some, but I don't know that I would want to do home care. BTW, when I was in Med-surg, I used to work up to 13 days straight of 12 hr shifts and loved it!! Does anyone have any suggestions for something perhaps out of the box that I could look into? I live near Daytona Beach, FL. Thanks to all and God Bless!
Apr 23, '13
Moved to our Nurses With Disabilities
forum... several threads about nurses with Cochlear implants.
Apr 24, '13
The ACLS has changed over the years, and even though the class is not easy - it is easier than it was in the 1990s. I took it a few years ago and the code was run as a team effort - the theory is that is the way it would actually be done on the floor. I hope this helps. Good luck getting back into the work force.