I had 15 years experience as an RN in a major teaching hospital and also worked a couple of years for an insurance company as an authorization nurse. I have been out of the field for 8 years and let my license expire. My husband and I thought we were in a position to retire. As it turns out, we have had some bad economic luck and we are both going to need to return to work.
I have thought about reinstating my license, but that would take at least 4 months of extensive learning/clinical, plus costs a nice chunk of change. On top of that, I don't know if I am up for the hard work at my age.
I am looking for ideas of career options for unlicensed nurses. I've thought of medical transcription, working as a chart analyst for a medical malpractice firm, or being a research assistant (though maybe only grad students in science get those jobs). Does anyone have any ideas for a job that I could train for quickly and that would pay more than minimum wage? Thanks!