Inactive RN wanting to return to practice... is it possible...? - page 6

by Buttercupkitten3

Hi there... I am an inactive RN wanting to return to practice after 5 years of being a stay-at-home mommy. I do have a current license, but I have absolutely no confidence in my skills, knowledge, or ability to get a nursing... Read More


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    Hmm ? Why?
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    Hi, I know it has been a few years you posted this thread but want to find out how your return to practice work out? I have been a stay home mom for the last 5 years and now hoping to return to practice. I lived in New York. Any advice would be grreatly appreciated...jco


    Quote from Buttercupkitten3
    Hi there...

    I am an inactive RN wanting to return to practice after 5 years of being a stay-at-home mommy. I do have a current license, but I have absolutely no confidence in my skills, knowledge, or ability to get a nursing position. With this in mind, I have an appointment to meet with the dean of a local nursing school later on this week (my alma mater). What is the environment like for inexperienced RN's... pay... likelihood for employment... etc... I want to work for an acute care hospital and I do not have any intentions on working for an agency (I really got burned by one right before I left practice... a topic for an entire thread of its own...)

    Thank you for reading my comments, and I will greatly appreciate any input that I receive.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend, and smile often...

    Kathryn
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    Quote from Salgal08
    I have been out of the nursing field for about 10 years and have been trying to return. I've submitted several applications along with my resume, and I've felt very brushed off and lost. I've even been treated rudely by a few nurse managers. I realize returning will require hard work and retraining, and I'm prepared for that. I wasn't prepared for such an unwelcomed response by hospitals. I think my experience as an RN is valuable and I have a lot more to offer the nursing field. It makes me sad and frustrated that no one seems to want to give me a chance.
    Did you have any success finding a job in the end? All the best! jco


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