I am RN with 23 yrs exp, took off the last year to care for terminal parents. I have done majority of home health, ADON of LTC for 2 yrs, 1 yr infection control/employee health and some L&D years ago. I have done staff development inside supervisor and LTC jobs.
I need help reinventing myself. Right now I do not think doing hands on patient care will be good for me.. I am still mourning my losses. My favorite part of every job was always teaching, precepting, orientating. Because I quit 2 good jobs in last year.. and yes, I am very sad. I am finding some resistance to the point one interviewer called me "Irresponsible", I did not even leave positions without proper notice! I think it is cruel when a nurse/daughter can not take time off to care for dying parents/spouse/child. I mean what is the point of being a nurse if you can not care for your own. But, what's done is done.
I have a ADN with 128 college credits. Was in BSN online program and stopped when parents crashed. Right now do not want to be in school. I truly feel I need MSN but am almost 55 and not sure about the $$$$ involved.
Any suggestions would be very welcomed! I would love to get Staff development job especially if it was the sole job but am flexible enough to wear more than one hat. I live in SE TN so therefore Chattanooga is closest populated area. There are lots of jobs advertised but I do not seem to fit most. Please help!
Thanks in advance!