Having wanted to be a nurse since grade school, you can imagine my excitment at recieving my LPN license in 1999 at age 37. I worked for 4 months on a busy surgical floor before my husband recieved orders with the military to move to Italy. What now?
The clinic here is very small with no LPN openings. I can volunteer through the Red Cross, which I do when I can, but with 2 children, I need to work elsewhere for the income. What will my resume look like when I leave here to return to the states? I want to get a nursing job, but will anyone hire me after a three year absence (basically) from the profession? I would continue my education but the opportunities here are very limited. What can I do to best prepare me to return to nursing in a couple of years? What can I do to keep my skills current? Any advice from anyone out there will be greatly appreciated!