Siri, I am thinking of becoming certified as you suggested and know it will take me two years before I can do it. The website is a little out of date, so I am hoping it will still be available when I am ready.
Dutchgirl, this job found me. I am working in a call center. I wanted to work from home, but they filled those positions last July. Doesn't matter right now anyway, I wanted to get in and when they are ready, I can work from home.
I hate that I am on nights again, but they are NOT 12-hour shifts. I took the 30-hour/week offered to me. They are looking to hire 6 more nurses for nights.
Jnette, it is indeed the best opportunity for me to stay in nursing. I am getting older and the 12-hour shifts are getting to be rough on me, especially since we have no ward secretary, rarely CNA, empty waste baskets, make beds, run to get ice waters, push monster computers from room to room, etc. I am grateful this opportunity is out there for nurses. I expect to see more of this as healthcare changes in the future.
I am especially looking forward to learning more.