I am a mom returning to nursing after a 5+ year break raising the kids. I have 7+ years of SICU experience. I have my license active and have completed the written RN refresher course in North Carolina. My problem is this,...I have sent MANY resumes, letters and inquiries for various med/surg, outpatient jobs etc. out there and I am not getting any responses. What gives? I was told by a recruiter that I was viewed as inexperienced & many hospitals will not hire me based on my lack of recent experience! I am smart, and willing to do what it takes to train for a position. I will even work odd hours (with notice.) This is so frustrating and it makes me think that needs are not being filled due to this mentality in filling nursing positions. Please, advise me. Thanks!!