purplemaster: so you would highly recommend the GMU RN refresher? I compared the NOVA CC course & the GMU, the cost is drastic at NOVA ($2400!) but after speaking w/the GMU instructor i'm leaning towards GMU. You have any other advice on this course? I spoke w/the GMU instrutor & she stated letters of recommendations & networking availability/assistance will be given, all sounds great!
Reason being; I was just turned down yesterday just after being out of RN field shy of 3yrs, w/about a years worth of RN experience, & this was for a federal contract part-time family practice clinic position. (stayed home w/kids for 3yrs, HR rep was asking what I did during the time).
However, i do understand HR reps have to stick w/basic contract pre-reqs. He seemed reaching, trying to find a way to over-look my "almost" 1yr RN experience (contract stated 1yr RN exp) due to my solid resume of 5yrs of healthcare experience in the Air Force & 2nd undergrad in Exercise Science. He spoke w/the program manager & said it was a no go. Very stringent criteria trying to defend/sell over the phone, plus w/out asking for references. Just amazed that this is work I did in the Air Force stated on my resume & still shot down.
So, after a bottle of wine & some venting, it looks like I'm having to except the fact that I will need to spend the $1800 at GMU to begin filling my RN work gap