Unemployed for 2 years, No one wants me anymore. - page 3

I was always a go getter, I did my work effectively, improved my self with courses, seminars, CEUS, and always wanted to learn more about my job as an RN...especially the practical... Read More

  1. by   sjoe
    Quote from lindarn
    All I hear, is that, "we want someone with recent experience". I can't get, "recent experience", because no one will hire me to get, "recent experience". Or, "you need to take a refresher course", to the tune of $2- $3000. If I can't get work, where do I get 2 or 3 thousand dollars to take the refresher course?

    It is a scam to keep older, more experienced, nurses, (read, "expensive"), out of the workforce. If it costs them money, like new grads do, they are not interested.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Not just "expensive" in terms of pay, but in terms of health-related absences, being more demanding and critical of the way the company does business, being less willing to change shifts, work double shifts, take mandatory days off, and so on.
  2. by   autumnlea
    As a re entry nurse I have been working in geriatrics for the past 4 years in home health as a visiting supervisor and part time office nurse manger. Never have had any complaints. Of course never have had any compliments either, no surprise, except from the clients who always were glad to see me. I pride myself in my ability to do good work, communicate well with staff and client,write letters for the admin. to local businesses and schools, keep up with online CE's, member of local nursing board and of course loyal beyond the time clock.
    After 3 yr. on a Friday at 5PM the owner asked me to stay for a couple of minutes to talk.
    She said the following to me: " I can get an LPN to do what you do for $7.00 less an hr...so today is your last day."
  3. by   jadelpn
    More like in my neck of the woods--you are an amazing LPN, but remember your place, you all are far too entitled--and BTW, don't care what numbers you give us, or how good you may be, we want to train new BSN's to our standards.....so see ya!!
  4. by   Nashvillejeanne
    I was recently downsized and I was blown away! Never happened to me before. I am a nurse for 20 years and worked in middle management. My skills are up to date as I did precept our new hires etc. I looked at it as a way to change direction and I am remaining positive. I would suggest maybe taking a course in coding etc...medicine is changing and there is a need for people who can work the system so the physician can be reimbursed well. I would never mention a work injury...just say you are changing your focus for hands on to office and management based. Just my thoughts Stay positive!!
  5. by   JTwin
    Wow. I've been out of the field for 2 years now, just got laid off from a job training EHR software. I worked as an RN for 2.5 years before that - had a back injury 6 months into the job and pushed through the pain for the next 2 years until it was non-stop excruciating. I'm glad I found this thread before starting to send out applications.

    (I hope this isn't too off-topic, but what got me thinking about going back to nursing instead of finding another training job was a Vipassana meditation course I just completed. Through this technique, I was able to observe extreme pain objectively without reacting - and if the back problem persists and I can use the technique to get through it then there's no reason not to go back! )

    Has anyone taken an RN refresher course? I know it's not required with an active license and just 2 years out of the field, but without recent work experience, recent course experience would be the next best thing, right?