Hello Maryland Nurses !
I'd like to address the issue of licensing renewal. In my quest to obtain the 100 hours for a Refresher Course, I've only found programs that are Part Time and last 6 months.
We need programs that are FT, to let Nurses complete their 100 hours in a timely fashion and return to the Work Fource within 1 Month.
I'd be happy to be an Instructor to make this happen.
Aug 5, '17
Perhaps we're the wrong audience to whom to make your pitch. Wouldn't making your case to the BON or maybe, a friendly state legislator be more effective? A local SON or hospital?
If you have a comprehensive data/fact filled search to present, I think that there could be interest, esp from an entrepreneurial position.
From your perspective, depending on circumstances, travel might be an option.
Personally, I'd find a FT course unwieldy. I couldn't make the time. And to have such a compact, time-intensive program would also be difficult. You'd have to consider your audience. Most likely, they'd be returning-to-work SAHMs who still have family obligations. Or those returning after illness.
I realize that 'you can't please all the people all the time', but something mid-way seems to be the better approach.
Aug 6, '17
What "nursing shortage"?? And I'm sure that the organizations that are offering refresher courses now would be willing and able to offer a shorter, more intense program if there was sufficient demand. I'm guessing the programs are set up the way they are because that's what the "market" has wanted. I agree it might be nice to have more options, but I'm not seeing that as any kind of urgent crisis.