Hello my Professional Colleagues,
I write to you because I am a registered nurse ( Michigan State Graduate, 2002)
with a story to tell...or write...which ever you prefer. I have been in homecare for about 2 years, with experience in ICU, Public Health Nursing, and School Nursing. Applying for jobs at the hospital, I was met with a lot of resistance. You know... " A homecare nurse doesn't have the skill set necessary to become a med/surg nurse, etc." Which made me very focused on proving them wrong! Nonetheless, the point is not to wade in the sorrow of the many denials I have experienced, but to ask others if they to have experienced something similar?
So here is the question that perhaps I was supposed to have the answer to years ago... WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO RETURN TO THE HOSPITAL OR CLINICAL SETTING AFTER DOING HOMECARE?