Need straight and to the point advice from experienced CVICU nurses/managers. I am a fairly new RN, worked very hard to get into CV. Got the perfect job at an amazing hospital. Great team and resources were amazing, everything seemed like it was going my way. Along the way there was an unexpected bump in the road, a new addition to the family. During my orientation I had to take my maternity leave. Came back and could never quite get my momentum back. I hung in there as long as I could, was told by preceptors managers, and CNS that my performance on the floor was fine and speed was the only thing I needed to work on but I felt like I couldn't devote the amount of time needed outside of work to be truly successful on the floor. So I made the decision to resign. I hated doing it then and it is a choice that I regret often but I do feel it was the best decison for my family at the time. So my question now is, how much has this hurt my chances of ever returning to this specialty in nursing???