hello, looking for advice

  1. I am a former RN, I am 45 years old and have been out of the medical field since 1995. I am looking into turning my RN associates into something else. I burned out as a nurse after 8 years of hospital nursing, I hated it. Now my personal business was destroyed by hurricanes and Im thinking about diving back in. I live in Florida , Id like to go into homehealth, something that I can do without being in a hospital situation. Any advice would be appreciated. Im also looking into taking an online type course because I am working a full time job as well.
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  3. by   cjdmsned
    I recently completed my MSN Ed online through the University of Phoenix. The degree only took two years but I do know that they have an RN-MSN program as well as an RN-BSN program. The online environment is nice for individuals will a full time lifestyle.

  4. by   yumaRN1990
    I started out as a hospital nurse went to home health and now back at the hospital. (The company I worked for closed). I did like home health and it is a lot less stressful. there is a lot of paperwork involved, although some seem to be going to computer charting. I got my BSN degree online with the university of Jacksonville, in Florida.
  5. by   P_RN
    Is your license still active? That's a requirement in some places.
  6. by   snowfreeze
    Home hospice is really a good arena right now in my area, Allegheny county PA...another elderly area Dade Cty Fla probably has simular needs.
  7. by   BSNtobe2009
    Have you thought about working for a pharmaceutical company?
  8. by   hopecandles
    I haven't been in your situation, my only advice would be that if you go back to a hospital, fight for all the orientation, education you can get. I started at a hospital about a year ago, I've been an RN for 4 years, and they just threw me so quickly through orientation, I really didn't feel prepared for the position. My prior experience was in different specialties. Some places will just throw you out there, but some hospitals are very good at helping you adjust back into the workforce, or a new specialty.

    Take Care, and good luck.
    Sorry to hear about your business.