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    BSNSt3ph likes this.

    At the hospital I was at it was the mom/baby nurses who were specially trained in transition who did that.

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    Depends where you're at. All states vary. I passed my NCLEX two weeks ago and still don't have mine. These things take time

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    When I went into nursing school literally ever semester my friends and I would say "it'll be better next semester once we just get past this class".... It was never better. I know it's hard(not just the classes, the emotion mind games that is nursing school) just hang in there, it won't last forever.

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    tacticool likes this.

    Honestly, this sounds like it's well within the norm for nursing school. They work really hard to set up clinicals so there isn't much say in scheduling that they have hence not many options for you. You made it past the half way point. Just hang in there. Personally, I wouldn't rock the boat. Just buckle down and hang on for the ride.

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    NegNic likes this.

    You could get your EMT or CNA and get some experience during your year off of school. Help get you more comfortable in the field and start making connections. A CNA is faster but you can do more with an EMT

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    What about working in a GI lab? There are other M-F nursing jobs. Ultimately it's up to you and your priorities. How would it work for you if you had 3 12's, weekends and possibly night shifts? What do you ultimately want to do with your career?

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    I am finishing nursing school this coming week. This is my second career. I will attend pinning because I see it as specifically relating to nursing but I will not be attending the graduation ceremony. Many reasons- I've already walked for my first degree, my family is all taking off work for my pinning and I don't want to make them take another day off for graduation too, and I just can't justify making my small children sit through that. I am very proud of my accomplishment but I don't need to walk across a stage. I think it means more to those who are younger and don't have kids...

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    Lrodrig1089 likes this.

    I started nursing school with a 2 year old, I'm graduating next month with a 4 year old and 10 month old. Nursing school is hard without kids, so with kids, yeah, it's harder. Worth it? To me I absolutely think so. It's all about planning ahead and staying organized. Doing homework while kids play and after they go to bed. Having back ups for your back ups when it comes to child care. Plan ahead. I have a very supportive family but not all the girls in my class with kids do but not one of us has dropped out. You just have to push through, it's not forever. You pretty much just have to have it in your mind that that is what you are doing and don't take no for an answer. It's all up to you if you can do this. I've seen many a parent with young children succeed in nursing school. Good luck mama

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    RNinDM likes this.

    I'd take the OB job where you currently are because it will be much easier to get a job in that unit in Boise after you have experience. If you move it could be a long time before you get your dream job, is that something you're okay with?

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    Nursing is my second career. First degree was chemistry/biology and I was naive and thought nursing classes would be similar to science class. Ha! Boy, was I wrong! My first semester when I was just in the intro stuff And pharm and patho I had similar thoughts as you, but let me tell you, it doesn't stay like that at all. I have gained a huge appreciation for my BSN. It all sort of comes together later on and one day you will realize how deep you are thinking, not just memorizing disease processes. Those few meds you learn apply to more than you think. I am in a top rated nursing school as well and I though it was crap until my senior year when everything came together

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    ICUman, vic42975, and nandosport like this.

    Personally I would go for the EMT over the CNA. I have my CNA and wish I would have done EMT instead. To me it is more useful and will give you a better heads up. Also depends in what you want to do with it while you go through school. EMT can get you in as a tech in the ED, CNA is less skills but more employment opportunities (depending on your area). Look more into what each one does before you pick

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    Doing it right now with a 2 year old and honestly will probably have another baby before I'm done. I don't want my child to be 5/6 years apart. It's all about time management and have a good support system. My husband is amazing and I have both my mom and mother in law in town. Kiddo goes to bed, I study. It's totally possible. Life's what you make it

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    PTKChic likes this.

    I'm in school with two prego people right now, and I'm one of a handful of us who have small children while going to nursing school. Is it hard? Sure. But you can do it. It's all about prioritizing. I don't know if this is your first baby but really babies don't do much the first year so you can find the time to get things done. Best of luck to you!!

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    How do you find out who the nursing manager is? Just call and ask? Or is this somethjng g you can find online (sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to all of this)

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    Following for future references....

    And where do you even find a Nurse Manager? Just walk right up to the floor and ask? Do they has an office?


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