I want to apply for a job I saw listed on indeed.com. I don't necessarily have ALL they are looking for. I am a nurse with a diverse professional background which I usually state in my cover letter but I am still unsure whether or not to pursue. The job is a PT position listed to work with a substance population of adolescents. My nursing experience has been in acute medical rehab in which I have worked with TBI, trauma SC patients, etc. who may have had substance abuse problems precipitating their injuries but it was not a traditional substance abuse setting. Also, some of my patients were adolescents but most were adults. I do have a history of working with children and adolescents in my career as a teacher but again not specific to this population. My direct work with the substance abuse population was my very first job out of college in 1994 working as unit clerk on an alcohol/ CD unit, but that was so long ago and has fallen so far off my resume. So I am an RN with a BA in Psych, MS Ed. Is it that far off to apply for this job and if not, any advice on how to approach it?
Thanks so much!