Hai i've been a silent observer in this site .it has been a great help for i passed my nclex on my first attempt.Its almost a year now since i got my RN (California) .
I completed my degree in 1999 and worked as a nurse in operation room in my country (INDIA) for almost 2 years . Then I had to resign my job after marraige .Till now since mid of 2003 i have not worked as a nurse . I had to look after my kids.
But i feel bad about not working and keeping my license inactive (which i strived for 4 years to get all the documents correctly from my school and to complete the RN) and i also fear i'll lose my knowledge and skills since its been 5 years without practical experience..I wish to work as an operation room nurse...I know the set up here is completely different when compared to our country..
Please Can anyone tell me if i could be hired with this long gap of experince and that too will they feel i'd have enough knowledge in the OR eventhough i have worked in my country where nothing can come near to the book picture....( its like we work as first assisstants mainly and the work load will be heavy because of huge population) will they orient me? If i ask for orientation will they feel bad about me? what should i do? I'm ready to go for any training programme they would recommend ..And can anyone tell if i need to comlete the BLS before my interview?
I will feel more confident from your responses and i can start looking for the job seriously with a positive attittude