I've been an RN since 2012 and have only worked in an outpatient clinic for 6 years. I don't have any acute care experience. I know it's a unique situation and I wish I had done more with my career back then. Anyway, I wasn't happy at that job and I finally left last year. I thought I wanted to pursue an NP role but that fell through. Now I'm struggling getting back into the work field. A lot of positions want acute care experience. I'm looking into outpatient surgery centers, urgent care, but I also want to get experience in acute care. I was looking into Residency programs but those are for new grads which technically I am not, or Transition into Practice programs but I haven't found any. I don't know if the pandemic is affecting this. Just trying to figure out the best direction I should go.
Any advice or insight anyone can give, I'd greatly appreciate it.