Hi all, I saw some older threads about this, but thought I'd bring it up again. I'm Lisa, a "mature" RN returning to the workforce, hopefully. I have 7 kids ranging from 23yo down to 5yo and our youngest is getting ready to start Kgarten in a few weeks. I worked for 10 years, SICU and then L&D, then have been home for the past 17 years. I was not too bright and let my RN license lapse, so had to take an RN Remedial course to get relicensed. It was 80 theory hours online and 96 clinical in a hospital.
I'm looking for advice on where to even look for jobs at this point in my life. I have some restrictions on my time availability because my husband travels frequently for his job, plus our 8yo has type 1 diabetes and I have to be available to go to school as needed (school nurses here are few and far between and not too good, from what we've seen). Me being a school nurse isn't an option because our district only uses LPNs from an agency in a few schools
and then medical assistants in other schools, if anything. So....all this means hospital nursing would be very difficult because I can't work nights and leave my kids, and have to be available by phone at all times.
I was thinking home health and even had an interview, but right now patient census is very low in our area and the DON told me new Medicare stuff is making it hard on them, but she'll call me as soon as things pick up. I'd prefer a job sooner than that, and want part-time or per-diem, about 20 hours a week.
I've applied online for home health agencies, flu shot clinics, and an ambulatory surgical center. Any other suggestions? Are all job applications online now, or should I start to walk in and hand resumes out in person? It's been so long since I've done this, and in the past, you'd just walk in, have the right experience and they'd basically hire you on the spot.
Any suggestions or btdt advise is very welcome!