MESSAGE BY: helping_heart
I am still trying to get some shifts with a local supplemantal staffing agency(well it is a national agency but has offices here locally). SO far no luck, and I am soooooo frusatrated.
I want ot leave the Mississippui Gulf Coast area so bad ,but really want some clinical hoursa underr my belt before I leave so finding a job elsewhere will be easier. To my knowledge, ther are NO refresher courses available in the Mississippi, esp south MS area. office nursing is an option, but computer skill are lacking. and nowe, most offices want phlebotomy experience. none.
Mississippi is p[art oif the COMPACT union, so I can gfo to one of those states with my nlicense. but I wanbted to go to Georgia, and they are not a member as of now. and requirtements for licensure by endorsement is a min of 500 hours clinical experience within past 5 yeasrs. or a refresher course state appreoved of course. so ther oin lies my delimmna....move to GA with no job, and not find a approved refresahr course?? unh uh. and if i do find one here in MS will it be approved by GA standards? the IV class, well it beginds next week and I haven't the available funds for ir. while $395 isnt alot to some, it is a fortune to me currently.
what do any of you who have ben out of nursing for a period do?? ya know, it seems to me, in my experioence, that if i were a RN it owuld not be a problem.boohoo. not anything against rn's. just feel like lpn's get short shrifted in many cases.
any advice from anyone ?? esp any LPN's in Mississippi, and Georgia, and Texas
REPLY FROM: 1A-B86D-EFE3B86397A9
I have read yours and other questions re: refresher courses. I too, am about to go back into my LPN renewal processes for the state of AZ. (Al. my original licensing state) I have to ask this, When you say refreshers are NOT acvailable in your State, Does this mean Online refreshers as well? I have researched my requirements, which will be the possibility of refreshers, I do see too that refreshers are offered ONLINE? Have you looked into this? Online availability?