Maybe the title "career suicide" is being overly dramatic but I am about to start my last semester of nursing school and I would really like to have my 2nd child right now. If I get pregnant within a month or two (hopefully), I will give birth about the end of the year. I would then need at least 2 months with the baby and hopefully get him/her on a good sleep schedule (or hire some help so I can start working). That would only leave me less than half a year to find a new grad program. Of course, ideally, I would wait until after a get at least a year experience EXCEPT my daughter is already 3 1/2. I don't want the age gap to get any bigger. Would it really hurt my nursing career if I get pregnant right now? If I don't get in a new grad program in that small time frame, I was thinking of working outside the hospital. But my dream job is in the NICU, PEDS, or L&D.
Would love to hear the thoughts of working RNs with kids.
Jan 19, '12
I am a firm believer that you can never plan kids. It is always the wrong time or at least there is always a better time. I hope you can work something out
Last edit by lrobinson5 on Jan 19, '12
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