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I've been thinking about taking a refresher course because I have been a SAHM for almost 5 years. My husband is in the military so until my kids are all in school, it's just too difficult to return... Read More

  1. Visit  SeaH20RN profile page
    I see your post was back in 2011. What did you decide? Does anyone ever go back to Floor nursing after being out of it for 10 yrs?
    Let me know thanks.
  2. Visit  mybabies2000 profile page
    Hi all,
    I am currently doing a RN refrsher..finishing up the theory portion, then the skills (3 day-- travel to the univ) then 146 hours of clinical at a hospital of your choice plus aids/hiv course, cpr, immunizations..its pretty intense..After 12 years away from nursing, I only want to do public health..not sure if I want to be a staff nurse at a hospital...where are you guys plannign to work after a refresher..I feel home health might not work for me since I quit pretty early in my nursing career only 1 year..
  3. Visit  Elizabeth1 profile page
    Wow, it's been a long time since I've been on here. Someone asked me if I ever went back to floor nursing. Unfortunately, I have not. I think about it EVERY DAY and miss it so much. I never thought I would say those words. We are now living in a rural community with almost no opportunity for me to go back to nursing. I have not taken a refresher, but have been throwing around the idea of going back to school to become a nurse practitioner. Since we are stuck here for a while, I feel like I should make use of my time. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm as lost today as I was last year, but I'm really hoping that I'll still be able to return some day.
  4. Visit  autumnq profile page
    I also left nursing 4 yrs. ago to support my husband who is an Air Force NP and to raise my 3 boys. I have been researching RN refresher courses as well. Personally I really want the clinical component to the course. I am worried I have forgotten so much of the hands on stuff as well. Being military with little kids is hard. Hang in there sister warrior!
  5. Visit  OBERrural profile page
    Thanks for the response. I forgot all about this post. Just an update, my husband is now out of the military. I had been out of nursing for 7 years. I took a refresher course, but decided to forego the clinical portion due to cost. I was able to find a job, no problem. I have been working for 3 months now and I'm amazed at how the skills were all still there. Once I was doing it all again, it was like riding a bike. Not much has changed. You still care for patients the same way. It is possible to go back and succeed. I hope this will help others not lose hope. Good luck!

    Wanted to add, I am writing under my new user is. I couldn't remember my old one...LOL!
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  6. Visit  Lolalynn profile page
    I'm also in a similar situation. I haven't worked since 2010. I'm living in a different state now. My license is inactive so that means in California anyway that I need to sit for the NCLEX again to practice here. The refresher courses here require an active license so I'm scared to death. I took my EXAM in 1997 and I know I can't remember everything needed. Stressing everyday. Good luck to you though
  7. Visit  Mayday#1 profile page
    I haven't practiced nursing since 2011, and I have been inquiring about the nurse refresher courses. In Maryland there are certain programs that are accepted by the board of nursing. I think you have to check with your board of nursing to see what programs are accepted in order to reactivate your license. Good Luck!
  8. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
    Why return to the bedside? Use your nursing skills elsewhere.