I see it is a common issue among nurses now. I graduated in 1995. I worked in a hospital on long island from 1995-2008. I left after my children were born. At that time, it was not too difficult to get a job. I did also work for a pediatric home care case, since 2002. So I have not had a lapse in nursing job. So currently i work in pediatric home care. I am desperately trying to get back into a hospital setting. I interviewed at 2 hospitals for the NICU only to be turned down due to the reason of being out of the hospital for 4 years. Apparently, hospitals do not see the homecare as being current experience.
Has anyone had similar experiences? I am pretty much devastated that i will not be able to work in a hospital again.
If anyone has advice I would love to hear your story and how you were able to re-enter the hospital setting
Thos of us who graduated in 2008 are having the same problem of not having been able to get our foot in the door to acute care and have been stuck in positions because we do not have the acute care experience. I keep the faith and keep trying (ACLS, now looking at TNCC, applied to refresher program, and continue to volunteer while I work and keep applying). Something has to give soon...or I will move again.
Last edit by elprup on Jan 19, '13
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