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- Aug 11, '09 by sallyrnrrtQuote from luv2swimI just read some of the recent posts to my original one-That sounds so discouraging about the home health and hospice. Home Health was one of my options after I take the refresher course. I know so many recent grads,one in my own family that just passed - is now an RN with no job! Great-Ifeel like I'll be in the same boat. Is this really going to be worth it??- to try and take this refresher course, when there are no jobs out there!
OK, the facts, demographics.............. we have an aging baby boomer population, which is going to paralize the LTC, home health, hospice etc............ girl the work will and is there...........
- Aug 12, '09 by JustKaren2luv2swim: I just wanted to post to let you know that I have been a lot more aggressive in my job search and I am receiving more positive responses now. It is really out of my comfort zone to be so pushy, but things feel more optomistic now...one hospital said they would hire me even with the long absence, but only to med/surg. At least I didn't hear the shock in their voice...."how long has it been since you've worked as a nurse??!!" I'm not certain that they actually "will" hire me...I suppose that would depend on the pool of applicants for the available med/surg positions...and it was only HR that I spoke with, not even a recruiter. She asked me to apply and please wait two weeks before calling back. She won't put me through to a recruiter until then. So, we'll see..
One SNF is calling me about an MDS Coordinator position, but I haven't been able to actually speak to her yet, so I don't know. That type of job, which I hadn't considered before, might actually be a good fit for me.
Another has been very helpful in guiding me to the correct people to speak with, instead of giving me the blow off. Some are still very discouraging - one recruiter said she could probably get me a job if I moved to Texas.
The funny thing is that everyone I have spoken with has said that they didn't hold much stock in that very expensive refresher program that I want to take. It seems that my taking that program will be for "my" benefit, i.e., my confidence level...the facilities don't care because they say they are confident in their training, which surprises the heck out of me.
Nothing has come of anything yet. It definitely is not as easy as it was when I was coming out as a student from a good program, but I don't think it is impossible. Having a positive, friendly, but assertive attitude has changed things for me. Simply "applying" didn't get me anywhere. So, don't give up!! All we have to do is get that "first job". The rest will be gravy.
- May 26, '12 by RN In FLQuote from lorettapI am in FL and seeking an RN refresher couse. Wanting to go back to work after 8 yrs. License expired. I am in the panhandle. i have been on the internet seeking an approved course. I do not have the money to do it online. PRICEY. I realize it was in 2009 when this post was written, and now it is 2012. FL BON do not make it easy with site searches.I am currently enrolled in a refresher course in Fl and I am enjoying it and finding it extremely helpful and informative i will begin my clinicals in a week. good luck!
- Sep 17, '12 by timarhi sallyrnrrt i just want to know is it possible for a new nursing grad to comeback anytime they want to the field .cause i am a new mom right now and i have never been licensed since the day of my graduation from my nursing school.i got my BSN degree back on 2009 .so is it possible to take the refresher course and continue or i have to be licensed before .
- Sep 30, '12 by elprupQuote from timarYou need to get your license. Didn't you take the NCLEX?hi sallyrnrrt i just want to know is it possible for a new nursing grad to comeback anytime they want to the field .cause i am a new mom right now and i have never been licensed since the day of my graduation from my nursing school.i got my BSN degree back on 2009 .so is it possible to take the refresher course and continue or i have to be licensed before .