Getting back in the Game.

  1. Hello....

    I've been caring for my elderly parents since I was 26 years old, and I'm 43 now. I also am a single dad of a 13 year old.

    I got my degree in nursing in 1996. Due to family priorities, I never was able to fulfill my obligation to get my state licsense. Due to my family commitments, I really couldn't work anyway. I was needed at home, my support system was far away, and my ex wife was not a good mother, so I was needed at home 24/7.

    Now, my son and his mother are getting along, he may want to move in with her, (in the rebellious phase), I have a sister in town to help with our parents, plus my other siblings are getting more involved, so it might be time to spread my wings, and get back into my career.

    I was thinking about going back to get re-educated in the latest updates, and to refresh myself.

    Has anyone been in my situation, in regards to being out of the loop, then getting back in?

    Thanks
    theliberalone
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    Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 1

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  3. by   begalli
    There are many RN refresher programs out there designed specifically for nurses who have been out of the loop for a while. I'm not sure how it would work with someone who graduated from a program but never sat for the licensing exam.

    Maybe you could check out community colleges in your area to see if they offer anything.

    Good Luck and Welcome Back!
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    Begalli gives a good recommendation, Liberal. You know, I just wanted to say...you have my best wishes and deepest respect. It is good to know a man who had his priorities in order. PM me anytime to let me know of your progress.
    Welcome to allnurses, pal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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