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I was a nurse for only 2 years, then had a really bad accident and had to step down. After 4 years of surgeries and physical rehab, I am cleared to go back to work. My only experience is in the psychiatric field plus first aid work I did during the 4 years I wasn't able to work. How realistic is it to find a nursing job now that I'm ready?

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Natalie Mateus

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Hey Natalie! Thanks for your question. Unfortunately psych positions are very picky for travel positions. Your best bet would be to try to get a perm position and after 6 months -1 year it would be a lot easier to obtain a contract or travel position. I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out with any other questions
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Hey Natalie. I am happy to see you are back on your feet. I would have to agree with Meagan's comment above. Not only do they tend to be picky, but also are competitive positions as well. If you find it hard to get your foot back in the door you may look at a refresher course offered by many hospitals and schools. I hope you find the advice helpfully and best of luck!
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Hi Natalie ! I've dealt with similar situations with some great success. It may take some grit and patience but anything's possible. Please feel free to reach out if you'd like further assistance !