I left nursing 10 years ago after a 14 year run in the OR. Wondering what is the longest break anyone has had and how did they get back in and did they go back to the same specialty?
Jun 24, '13
I'm been away from direct patient care for the last 8.5 years. I have been in utilization management for specialty pharmaceuticals most recently. I am now interested in going back to direct patient care, but am having ZERO luck so far. I was even told recently that a new grad knows more than I do after being out of the hospital so long
Jun 25, '13
I have been out of clinical for 7 years and am experiencing the same thing. I have applied to many hospitals, for many positions. I have applied FT, PT, registry but no calls. I believe this is the reason. I think we just need a little refresher and it would all come back to us but sad no one is giving us the chance.
Jun 27, '13
I am reading these posts and think you should be happy !! Remember why u left the bedside !!!??? Please tell me....because I am tired of these demanding pts I get in my ER
Jun 29, '13
Couldn't you do home health care or some kind of travel/agency. You girls seem like you know what your doing. Besides, isn't it like riding a bike? My thoughts are with you....
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