adpiRN, BSN, RN 11,408 Views
Joined Nov 2, '08 - from 'South Carolina'.
She has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'L&D'.
Posts: 396 (29% Liked)
I was a full time L&D nurse for 3 years and then took 2 years off after having a baby.
I was starting to feel nervous about the gap in my résumé, and my certifications like BLS and ACLS had all expired.
But I went ahead and applied to a couple local hospitals (we moved to a different state last year)
I had my first interview Monday and got offered the job today! PRN L&D which is what I wanted (not ready for full time hours yet)
So it can be done!
I work part time days in the NICU and am going through a divorce and trying to figure out how to sync my work schedule with my son's time with his dad (which is still being negotiated)
On our unit we work every third weekend and other than that do self scheduling though we have to work a Friday and Monday.
So was thinking every 3rd weekend working Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, then having 7 days off, then working a Tuesday, Wednesday, then having another 8 days off before doing another long weekend and repeating...
4 days in a row seems exhausting but I don't want my son to have to move back and forth all the time so clustering my shifts would be better.
30 isn't even close to old.
I'm a nursing instructor and have had several students in their 30s and 40s. I was 28 when I became a nurse.
That sounds accurate for a med-surg nurse.
I did L&D where you get 1 or 2 patients. It can be frantic in its own way though.
I work in the NICU now and it's so nice to have 1-3 patients and spend time talking to the families.
In the OR you only get one patient at a time. Of course you can't really talk to them much..
Do you know if she's single?
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