63 yr old I want to go back to work!

  1. I'm 63 and I've been an LPN for 28 yrs. I had some health issues that had me off from work for almost 3 years. So now it's been almost 7 years since I've actually practiced, except for 2-3 flu clinics. I took the nurse refresher course in 2015. I still couldn't find a job because I don't have any recent experience. To top it off I live in a place where I don't have any connections with anyone in the business. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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  3. by   sallyrnrrt
    LTC/SNF may be your best begining
  4. by   Alex Egan
    Pediatric Home Health / PDN. Very flexible, easy to break into.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Extended care home health agencies will take a person with a clear license and the ability to breathe. The fact that you have previous experience is only a plus. This would be an easier way to transition back since you will only be working with one patient.
  6. by   Have Nurse
    That's a great idea. Not sure what state she is in, but here in MN, she would find work.
  7. by   steelenurse
    I was in similar situation. I took nurse refresher course in Houston and it included skills and simulation labs, clinicals in varied sites ( I did 120 hours in total in clinic, hospice, geriatric and long term care hospital clinicals) FYI: I had never heard of LTACHs before clinicals and they still take LVNs if you wanted to get hospital work), resume assistance and interview prep. I had 2 offers by sites where they put me for clinicals but, ultimately chose 1 closer to home. I suggest you try the sites where you did clinical as they have seen you in action. You might also volunteer at a nearby indigent clinic to get more experience, make contacts, have more references and give back to the community. I explored other refreshers that were less expensive but, no clinicals and I had been told that was what companies wanted.
  8. by   Mayday#1
    Thanks for all of the suggestions, but I've tried them all except the hospital. Again thank you all.
  9. by   bsyrn
    What about 1/1 nursing for a school aged child.

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