Refresher course without clinical hours...is it worth it?! - page 2

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
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    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.
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  3. Visit  mybabies2000 profile page
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    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..
  4. Visit  Elizabeth1 profile page
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    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.
  5. Visit  autumnq profile page
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    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!
  6. Visit  OBERrural profile page
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    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!
    jbc76, sallyrnrrt, and SeaH20RN like this.


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