Hey all! I'm an experienced RN (14+ years) and have found myself looking for a job! I've been away from bedside nursing for about 6 years. I've ALWAYS loved the idea of L/D ... have applied before, many years ago, but never got anywhere.
Any ideas on how to make myself more marketable? No offense to new grads, but I think that my years of experience should be an asset, not a liability.
Mar 21, '07
Our hospital offers a program that is friendly to the nurse that's been away from nursing for a while. Hmm I'm thinking that when I still worked on the floor we had one lady that had literally been out of nursing for close to 20 yrs so she had a pretty intense orientation and they were really flexible about what she needed as experience and what she felt comfortable with. I guess I'd say see if there's something like that out there.
Mar 21, '07
You could try working post partum or antepartum or some other mother/baby or gyn type of service to not only gain experience, but to get your face around, yk?
Mar 26, '07
Not meaning to step on any toes, but I guess I am at a loss for why the hospital where I am applying will not send my application on to the nurse manager. However ... they have positions in the L/D that are specifically for a new grad. Why hire a new grad, but turn down an experienced RN? :angryfire
No, I do not have L/D experience, but I have assessment skills, time management, physician rapport, etc.
I did apply to mother baby as well, since they were "OB exp preferred", as opposed to "required". We'll see ,,,,,,,
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