I started and finished nursing school late in the game. I graduated in '94 at the age of 32. I worked in maternity and out patient pediatrics until last year when I left due my child's illness. During the time, I also became a board certified lactation consultant and have been doing private practice consults. Now that I am ready to work for someone other than myself, I am not even getting to the interview process. Am I not getting call backs because
1) I am too old (50 in Nov)
2) I am too experienced (18 years and a BS in Maternal Child Health)
3) I am too specialized?
4) Because I haven't work in acute MCH/L&D in over 10 years?
After all this work and all this time, I am so discouraged. I've always been proud of being a nurse and can't imagine doing anything else. I never anticipated it would be this hard to return! What can I possibly do instead?