newgrad/refresher programs?

  1. Hello everyone,
    I am a R.N. Graduated in 02, passed boards in 03 and I've never
    practiced outside of clinical.I realize now that was a big mistake.I am
    studying my textbooks and have taken a refresher course.Refresher
    did not allow for much floor time in hospital.I know I can do this yet I'm
    aware of my lack of experience in basic procedures that will be expected
    of me, ie:hanging blood etc.Any suggestions on hospital refreshers or
    intensive new grad programs would be truly appriciated. I am located
    within 40 mins of philadelphia.I was a serious student and still feel I can
    be an excellent nurse.
    thank you all in advance,
    trying again
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  3. by   Rileycurlycoat
    I am in the same situation. I went back to school when I was 48 years old and got my RN in 2005 and have yet to practice. I am a 50+ year old male and decided to continue in my current work as opposed to use my nursing. I am concerned that if I decide to use my nursing that I will not be employable. I renewed my license to keep it active.
    What refresher course did you take?