I've been out of clinical nursing for 10 years and am considering going back- not interested in hospital work....outpatient, home health, etc. I actually just want to work part time.
I'm looking at two nurse refresher programs- George Mason and Northern Virginia Community College. Both are expensive - $1200 and $2400. I also work full time and for the NOVA program would have to take off two weeks (TOUGH TO DO) to do the clinical component.
I'm also considering several online training programs (no clinical, just content and video review). Those programs are around $700. Looking at Greenville Tech, Mount Carmel College, Sigma Theta Tau because they have online programs- online, anytime reviews.
Does anyone have any experience with either of the Virginia programs or any of the online programs listed or other programs, or know someone who does? Or, experience with any other online refresher programs.
Or, has anyone taken the skills refresher courses at NOVA? Health assessment, IV, etc....
I'm sure the review would be useful personally but if it isn't going to be enough to secure a job in the current employment environment.....
So, to the last question.... is it worth the time/money or are the jobs to scarce with too many people applying?