Hello fellow nurses,
I am an older Diploma RN who is starting over in the field of nursing after 15 years. I have recently taken a refresher course and need some advise as to my next step. I was thinking of taking my CPR refresher course in the fall, as well as other courses offered at my local magnet hospital. I was an Oncology nurse for 2 years, but spent must of my remaining 8 years on an Orthopedic floor of a hospital. What are my chances of aquiring a hospital job after being out of nursing for so long? I realize this is a very long time and that nursing has probably changed a great deal. Then their is the problem of age, but I am in very good health. I respectfully ask my fellow nurses, what would you do in my shoes?