Okay, so I'm about halfway through nursing school
(graduation is set for Dec 2011), and my fiance and I are discussing what our options are for my career when we choose to have kids.
Ideally, I will be able to work full-time until I'm eligible for maternity leave, take the leave, then return to work part-time afterward. What are the logistics of working part-time as an RN? Are there areas of nursing that have more part-time options (for example, are there more part-time options in home care than in hospitals?), and how relevant is years of experience in finding a part-time job? Also, is hourly pay any less for part-time RNs? And are shifts still generally 12hrs?
Thanks to anyone who has input!