I am a former OR nurse CNOR certified with 14 years experience. I was promoted to Orthopedic team leader a few months prior to my leaving. I quit to follow my husband to another city for his job and chose to stay at home full time with our children for the past 10 years. During that time I was completely out of nursing, let my license lapse and my CNOR certification. I am now ready to go back. Reinstating my license is no problem. Have gotten all the necessary CEUs for that and tried to do most on perioperative subjects. Know that I will have to work a certain amount of hours before I can retake CNOR exam. Also plan to be recertified in CPR before applying anywhere. Have been re-reading my Alexanders as a refresher. Am willing to take an RN refresher but the one offered locally has cancelled twice in the past year because of lack of people signing up so beginning to give up on that. My question is will anyone hire me?
Apr 30, '13
I do live in a large metro area that has at least 6 major hospitals (one is a major teaching hospital / university). They are the one that offers the RN refresher that keeps canceling but they told me that they wouldn't hire me without it. Haven't checked with any of the other hospitals as of yet because I had made up my mind to do the refresher but I am getting tired of waiting for it.There are also at least 8 outpatient surgery centers that I know of in the area. I will look into the fellowship suggestion. And honestly I fully expect to be treated as new grad at least until I show them that I'm not : ) Thank you for the response!
Last edit by favoritemumsy on Apr 30, '13