I don't know what to do can anyone give me advise of what route to go. I let my license lapse about 20 years ago. My son was born, and didn't think I would ever go back to nursing. I am in the process of taking a nursing review course.
A few years ago, I decided the best route for me was to take nursing all over again. The board told me I can't do that, I have to take a review.
I am taking the review online, which is different. Also some of the things when I was in nursing school was not required. I did not have to know how to do a head to toe assessment, just know that it is there. Never had to do IV, there was a IV team, the same for drawing blood. Now, 20 years later, they expect you to watch a video and then be tested. I thought that you would have a few days to get the hands on, and then be testing. I am the type of person that likes hands on experience. I waited 5 years to take the course, and now I am devastated. I would rather take a nursing course all over again. Even doing the didactic part, you don't have time to study. Just read the info, and take the test. I realize this review. But, really since I have been out for so long why does the board not allow me to take a nursing course all over again. I am doing terribly. I have never failed anything in my life. Is there anything where I can get hands on. I think some of the nurses take the course have only been out for 5 years. They still have the freshness and still remember the hands on. But, I don't remember how do do certain things, and I feel hands on is best. I don't understand how they expect someone that has not done something in years to just review on a video, and then test. I have to have some hands on experience.
I don't do very well with review. My best bet is to take a course all over again.
My question what can I do with out my nursing license? Does anyone have suggestions of what occupation I can do without a license. It is true I can't get certified for CNA, or go to school for LPN since it is out of my scope of nursing? Is this correct. I love the medical field and want to do something with my college degree. Or go out of it totally. I was thinking maybe doing coding.