Okay, I'm a second career health professional just looking for wisdom on starting my nursing career in Texas. I have a few questions and would be very appreciative of your advice.
I have 3 degrees and I practice currently as a Chiropractor which is a Doctorate level first professional degree. My undergrad is a BS in Human Anatomy and my nursing is an ADN. I am licensed and have 10 years experience with direct patient care, ZERO as an RN.
1. What positions do ADN's usually apply for and receive at hospitals? Med-Surg?
2. Where are the chances better at being hired and getting that first year experience?
Home health & Long-term care only or do hospitals still take ADN novices?
3. What is the application process for internships like Versant? Same as applying for a job and then the hospital decides?
4. Since my patient care experience is as a chiropractor would a nurse refresher course do anything for me to gain practical skills? Would it matter in my case anyway?
Thanks and I'm in the DFW area.