I'm looking for some career advice and I hope someone out there in the allnurses community can help me.
Let me give you a run-down on my situation...I'll try to keep it brief! I graduated in May of '05 with my BSN and went straight to a full-time job on a general medical/surgical floor at a rural hospital. I worked there for 13 months and had to leave because of getting married and moving to another country (husband's work). Since I do not speak the language here and US gov't jobs are VERY few and far between...I haven't been working at all. We will be returning to the States in three years. My concern is this... when we return, should I be concerned that employers will look down at my situation and opt to not hire me? Part of me thinks that I will find work most anywhere due to the nursing shortage. Also, if anyone has any advice about ways to keep up my skills or things to do to stay current on things in the nursing world, please send it my way. I'm considering going back to school while over here for my MSN but am not sure about that yet. I'm afraid that we will return to the States and the only jobs I'll be able to get are in med/surg and, if I learned ANYTHING from my 13 months in the working world, it was that I DO NOT want to go back to med/surg... Advice?