I graduated in 2006, before I graduated my father was DX with lung cancer. So, I stayed at my job because i knew I have may days saved up to care for him.. He passed away 4 mo. later in Oct. I felt obligated to fulfill my contract with my old job. So, I would wait till May. In Jan 2007 my brother was murdered, then in May my mother in law died. So, i waited again. The trial for the man that killed my brother was in Jan 2008 (GUILTY). Not able to focus on anything new I stayed at the job. Then in 2008 i was Dx with breast cancer....after 3 surgeries (2 lumpectomies, and bilateral mastectomy) I am still at my job (working as a nurse at a school) but I feel that i am missing something. Finally able to focus I want to challenge my nursing skills. I have always loved cardiology and to learn new things to grow in this amazing career. I have sent out several resume but comments like...no recent acute care experience or no hospital experience. Is not very promising. Is it too late for me to start? Where to go from here?