Am curious to know if there are any RN's who have done the Nursing Refresher Course. I deactivated my nursing license several years ago but am considering coming back. If so, did you find the course helpful? Did you have any difficulties finding placement once you completed the course? Knowing what you know now, do you recommend returning to nursing? Loved the patients. Hated the system.
I think the first step is to make sure you are competent to return and one of the most common ways is to take a Nurse Refresher Course that includes clinicals, so you get the hands on experience. The second issue is the clinical sites themselves. Our students often get hired by the clinical sites and they consider it a win-win situation. Secondly, there is some geographic differences in nursing needs and urban areas are pickier when it comes to what degree you have. So me options also are to look at who has high agency usage. These facilities are more open to extended orientation that a nurse refresher may need. Thirdly, try a LTACH or Rehab Hospital. Lastly, apply for an internship with the new grads that should be coming up.
Good luck to all you seeking to return. There are jobs out here and we need you back. For those that have not taken a refresher course it is well worth it. You can look on this site and others for info as we are not to advertise on this site.
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