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  1. Return to nursing possible? Looking for advice/similar experiences.

    I am in a similar situation too. There is no way I am able to take a Nurse refresher course for $2000!! And there's no guarantee of a job. I am thinking realistically. I am in my 50's and healthcare facillities want 21yr olds. I am now reading nursin...
  2. Thoughts on vegetarian/ vegan diet

    I have been a vegetarian for about 20 yrs. I would NEVER go back to eating animals!! I would advise patients to cut down on the processed , high fat and sugar foods and drinks. A consult with an RD would also be best because they are experts in the n...
  3. NCLEX-RN Stopped at 80!! Is this good or bad?!!!

    I went to 80 back in 2005, and I passed. Good luck
  4. Back on med/surg after 15 years

    Good Luck!! I have been applying for an RN position after a 9 year absence. I'm also in my 50's. Not having any luck, but your story is an inspiration for me. Keep us posted.
  5. What You Need To Know About Older Nurses: Myths and Realities

    I am a 57 years old. I had to leave my job that I loved 9yrs ago b/c I was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer. I also had a mitral valve replacement and a stroke. I was in a nursing facillty for a year, learning to walk again. Today, I'm feeling ...
  6. Racial Discrimination In The Nursing Profession

    Another form of discrimination we don't talk enough about is age discrimination. This effects people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. I'm going through this right now. I would like to return to nursing after being on FEMLA, but all I get is rejec...
  7. Where Were You...9/11

    I was working at Manhattan, Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, which was located on 64th street between 3rd & Lexington Ave in Manhattan. I was a lab supervisor then and attending Nursing school. My co-worker was listening to a radio station that us...
  8. Ageism?

    I also feel I'm being discriminated b/c I 57 yrs old. I had to leave for a few yrs due to ovarian cancer & heart surgery. I'm feeling great now, and I would like to go back to work. But I keep getting turned down. I NEVER had this problem befor...
  9. How to address 10 year absence and other ?

    I have also been out of Nursing for 10 years due to medical disability that has since resolved.I feel great and looking forward to get back into nursing, but I'm having no luck. The only thing the recruiters see is my absence. My age does not help, b...
  10. School Shootings

    I think metal detectors should be installed in all schools.
  11. NY Presbyterian Queens open house 3/23/2018

    Family leave
  12. NY Presbyterian Queens open house 3/23/2018

    Did anybody attend the NY Presbyterian Queens open house on 3/23/2018? I did. They took one look at my resume and saw that I haven't worked in 9yrs due to family leave and they were not interested. I'm an RN-BSN with experience in Med-Surg & Card...
  13. Northwell Health 2018 Fellowship

    I have applied, but I did not get an answer.
  14. What are Your Goals for 2018??

    My goal for 2018 is to secure of RN job after a family leave of 8 years. I've been studying on my own and feel confident, yet I know employers are looking for 22 yr old new graduates. (I'm 22 +). Nurse refresher course is out of the question b/c the ...
  15. Dosages calculations

    Is it true that hospitals require a passing grade of 100% on a pre-employment dosage calculations test? Thank you