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Old 01-06-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hi - I am interested in getting back into nursing on a part time basis but I have not practiced hospital nursing since 1991. I am taking a nurse refresher course now and would like to work in a clinic or in a research area. I am also 64 and am worried that no one will want to hire someone at my age and with no recent experience. I don't want floor nursing and have my BSN and MSN so Ok there with the educational requirements.
What do you think? Am I wasting my time wanting to get back into the field? Thanks for any and all comments or suggestions!
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hi - I am interested in getting back into nursing on a part time basis but I have not practiced hospital nursing since 1991. I am taking a nurse refresher course now and would like to work in a clinic or in a research area. I am also 64 and am worried that no one will want to hire someone at my age and with no recent experience. I don't want floor nursing and have my BSN and MSN so Ok there with the educational requirements.
What do you think? Am I wasting my time wanting to get back into the field? Thanks for any and all comments or suggestions!
May I suggest you focus on maybe administrative level jobs..given your experiences..and actually the physical demands ( which I'm sure you understand) would be unhealthy and demanding on your body... So, once you get refreshed..maybe look into other courses that lead to either instruction or managerial type jobs...teaching and mentoring younger generation would be so rewarding

I'm speaking from a fairly newly retired RN, who is a few years older than your self...while my mind is willing..my body gave out..so mainly use my knowledge base in more of a supportive way since retirement.....IF you are in good health and have the energy..wonderful...Best of luck fellow RN
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have taught baccalaureate nursing courses before but again long ago in the 80's. I would love to teach - I also have PhD but not in nursing. Physical demands are great which is why I thought of a clinic or research position.
Thanks for your response and look forward to hearing from others.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I have taught baccalaureate nursing courses before but again long ago in the 80's. I would love to teach - I also have PhD but not in nursing. Physical demands are great which is why I thought of a clinic or research position.
Thanks for your response and look forward to hearing from others.
In my later years of nursing..I got lobby'd to get involved in teaching...and due to family ( single mom w/2 kids) commitments..just couldn't do it full time..

But being credentialed as yo describe .. also take a look at what your forte's are ( what YOU enjoy)..is it surgical?.medicine?/outpatient care? + a whole host of opportunities....Best of luck..because back in my day..most teaching institutions actually VALUE your experience highly then your credentials looked at as well..

.So maybe think about putting together your CV and obtaining reference letters..once you complete refresher!! .. Maybe go "Self Employed" as a Consultant..because expenses can be deductible....but IF you want benefits..then best you hook up with some company who deals with your venue's!!
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Thank you, Lyndarn. Just bumping this up to see if there are others who might respond - especially interested in those from the ATL area.
Thanks!
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