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  1. Hi, I've been in some form of nursing for 12 years. 6 years as a CNA, 2 years as an LPN and the last 4 years as a RN. I just completed the BSN completion program in May of this year. I currently work on a telemetry unit in a community hospital 12 hour shifts (7a-7p). However I am on maternity leave now. I have a 11 week old baby. I'm getting "burnt out". Looking for something with less stress and family friendly hours. Ten hour shifts 3- 4 days a week would be ideal. Any ideas? I tried nites as an LPN made my life miseable.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck in finding something that works. Welcome to Allnurses!
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to Allnurses! I'm sure that trying to think about career options when you have a small baby would be very stressful.
  5. by   muffie
    congrats on baby and welcome
    good luck with the job search
  6. by   Laught3r
    Congrats on your new baby.

    Have you tried working for an agency for a while b/c you can make your own hours. Or opening a agency if your community does not have one.
  7. by   Lovely RN
    The idea of starting an agency is very appealing to me. There aren't any in my area. Is it more beneficial to have all discplines (RN, LPN,CNA) or just CNA's and homemakers? It would definately allow me to spend time with the baby. However I don't know where to begin. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  8. by   Laught3r
    I Google'd for " How to start nursing agency" and several items quickly came up. If it was me I would probably contact the Chamber of Commerce in your community to make sure that you get some reputable leads. Also you may want to even contact an agency in a community that is not near yours so that they don't feel like you will be competition. God Bless You on your endeavor.
  9. by   Lovely RN
    I will try the ideas you suggested. Thanks alot. Two heads are better than one. Thank you so very much.

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