For Inactive Nurses desiring to return to the field - page 7
I would like to hear from any nurse who has been out of the field of nursing for a time, and thinking about returning. I have been inactive for four years due to a medical sabbatical, but am now... Read More
Oct 31, '08I would go to Illinois site first and read the guidelines for becoming a nurse in that state (i.e. endorsement). If you qualify go straight there. Let me know if you can't decipher the guidelines and I will try and help.
Nov 13, '08Quote from cheerfuldoerI just graduated 2007 and a registered nurse now...i am so glad to hear that there are nurses who still want to return into service after a long time of absence...anyways, i know, there are people who are willing to welcome you as long as there is the enthusiasm to learn and prayers can be a big lift in everything we do.God bless!:bowingpurI would like to hear from any nurse who has been out of the field of nursing for a time, and thinking about returning. I have been inactive for four years due to a medical sabbatical, but am now looking into becoming a Parish Nurse.
I have always maintained an active nursing license in some state since my medical sabbatical, and have kept my BCLS card up to date until this past month when it expired, but I am working on updating it now. I also let my PALS expire, and won't update that unless I return to work in pediatrics.
For any of you who have been out for awhile, and have successfully returned, how difficult was it for you to be hired, and how many of you took a RN refresher course before applying for a job? Did the refresher course teach you anything that you didn't already know, or would you recommend it to other nurses returning to the field?
Thanks for your input, nurses!