I am a nursing student in my last semester of an accelerated BSN program. I graduate August 3rd and am due to have my first baby (a boy) on August 21st. I am being told by my school that it will be 6 weeks from graduation before I can take the NCLEX, so it will have to be sometime after I have the baby. I would love to hear from other nurses who have been through a similar situation.
What recommendations do you have for timing on taking the NCLEX?
I would like to stay home with the baby for at least a few months (and my husband supports this), because I feel very anxious about being a new mom and trying to learn the "real world" of nursing. Any thoughts on that?
When I do start looking for a job, I would like to work full time (if I can find it) mostly nights and weekends to minimize the need for childcare. Any advice?