Just moved and expecting a baby

  1. 0 Hello everyone,

    A little background on me. I graduated from college with my BSN in May 2008 and have worked full time from then until November 2012. I have one year of Med Surge and three years of Emergency Room experience. My husband is in the Military and we moved to a new base in December (which is why I left my ER job). I have not been able to find work in my new area and I recently found out that I'm pregnant with our first child. I have always wanted to stay home with our children when they are small but I am afraid that If I leave Nursing it will be impossible to get back into the hospital when I am ready. I have considered working PRN or Per Diem until the baby comes but jobs are scarce in my area.

    Confused on what to do. Should I keep applying? Am I screwed if I leave the field for a few years?

    Thanks for your advice
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  3. Visit  sdclarinet profile page

    About sdclarinet

    28 Years Old; Joined Aug '08; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  nolegirl96 profile page
    Hi! Congrats! Its really up to you-I would maybe try to do something prn just to keep some experience. I graduated in 2007, worked a few years and had to leave to assist my family in their business. After 2 years of being out of nursing, I was getting rejections left and right because I had no recent experience. I've been looking to get back in for the last year (now I've been out 3 years) and still nothing. I have certifications, am a member of nursing associations and none of it seems to matter. Now I'm being advised to take a refresher course for $1500 for even office jobs! I've never had a hard time finding a job and thought nursing jobs would be always be plentiful but I guess I was wrong. If you can, try not to be out too long. I'd hate for you to go through the stress I'm going through!
  5. Visit  dah doh profile page
    Get a per diem job to keep you up to date and minimal time lapses on your résumé. Good Luck!
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  6. Visit  HouTx profile page
    Congrats on the baby!

    I agree with PPs. A PRN job is the way to go. Even if you don't work very often, being 'employed' by a PRN Agency looks waay better on your resume than inactivity.

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