I am a 26 year old SAHM to a 14 month old. This fall, I have been thinking about going back to school to pursue my BSN. I enjoy being a SAHM, so I would really want to go into nursing on a part-time basis while my daughter is little and more of a full-time basis when she is in school. My husband's income is more than sufficient to support us, so I am NOT pursing this as a career for the money.
My question is: How flexible are part-time or PRN nursing schedules? Can you work just 1-2 shifts a week? I would probably do best working an 11pm-7am schedule while my daughter is in preschool & sleeping through the morning till she is out of her morning school. (I'm a nightowl and am up until 2-3am frequently right now!) I just didn't know how flexible schedules were - also does anyone work partial shifts?
Jan 21, '01
it really depends on where you work, but most PRN per diem jobs are flexible, but they want you to have experience. Some places I have worked have allowed split shifts of 4 hrs each as well. I think as a new grad, you might be asked to orient full time for a while and then drop back to part time, as it is difficult to learn a unit on a 1 shift a week basis. But yes, there are all those flexible options available to you!!