Well, I got that reply posted, so I'm going to try again.
Mattigan - Where are you? I might want to work for you! LOL Honestly, I admire your willingness to work with that nurse who had been out 22 years so that she could get back into her career at a difficult time in her life. Did she have much prior experience in peds?
I have a lot of questions related to re-entry. I hope you all have some more good answers for me!
Would it be better for me to decide on a specialty before I start studying for re-entry? I thought there might be less info to review that way.
What fields would you recommend for someone who is basically starting over? I still have 2 young daughters, so I'm thinking of office nursing or same-day surgery or school nursing. . . something where I won't work evenings or nights. I worked both shifts in my previous jobs & loved them, but I love my girls more & want to be home with them as much as possible.
I know there are a lot of new fields out there for nurses, but I'm really ignorant of most of them. I'd consider working for an insurance company giving telephone advice or something like that, but I have no idea what's available or how to get into those jobs. I like studying & writing reports so I could be interested in something like writing CEU courses, but of course I'd have to study each topic since I don't have a lot of experience in any one thing. Do any of you have "less traditional" nursing jobs (i.e. not working in a hospital, nursing home, or doctor's office, etc.)? What can you tell me about them?
Well, I have to go change a diaper, so I'll check back with you later. Thanks again for all the advice & ideas! You all are great!