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  • 29

    Sounds like you did everything you could. Nurse's like the one you described are nearly impossible to please. Nursing is 24/7. You did your job and Now Its time for her to do hers. Hang in there nursing can be tough.

  • 29

    You can ask for whatever you want but a few things to consider,
    Why are you going into a field that is known to have round the clock shifts and ask for special treatment?
    Who do you think should work the evening and night shifts? The experienced, long term employees?
    As a seasoned employee whose kids are older I do try to help out any coworker with younger children but I would have a hard time with any new employee who expected what has taken me years of night shifts to obtain.

  • 26

    Of course you can ask, but they might say no. You might also find yourself working on Christmas, Easter, etc. Having a child does not entitle you to any special treatment ...but the more you have to offer and the more they need you, the more they'll be willing to negotiate.

  • 22

    Quote from DreamerMW
    I'm sorry for all the unasked-for opinions and negativity that some previous posters offered. And to answer your question, yes, days- only jobs absolutely exist. They are many hospitals who even offer 8-4 and such (one that comes to mind is CHOP). And there are always clinics where you can work 9-5. This is what's beautiful about nursing, it's so versatile. you put enough work and effort into looking, you will likely find a position that works for you. Good luck!!
    I honestly don't think that any of the replies were unkind, I think that they were trying to offer realistic advice to OP. Making it sound like it's relatively easy for a new grad to secure a daytime job when that might not actually be the case depending on OP's location, isn't really helpful in my opinion.

    About the unasked-for opinions, it's something that you get when you post a question on a forum. They might even be helpful because as someone new to a profession there might be questions that you don't yet know that you need to ask. If OP doesn't find them helpful, she is of course free to disregard them.

  • 19

    I'm not sure what it is you are seeking here. Your employability a few years in the future can't be predicted under the best of circumstances. Add those kind of restrictions and it's even harder to predict.

  • 17

    Quote from EmmReeCPT
    I would start with an AS in math/science. Basically, get an AA but also get your anatomy/physio/microbiology and statistics out of the way at the same time. If you can do that, then look into nursing, either an AA from any local CC or check out transferring into a BSN program. Look at the requirements for your local ASN program and work those prereqs into your 2-3 year associates degree.

    First things first, get your prereqs out of the way. Then you can decide if you still want to pursue nursing.
    Forget the associate degree in math/science. Waste of time & energy. No need to take fill-in credits for a worthless degree.

    Go straight for the ASN. Trust me, there will be pre-requisites. There will even be prerequisites to the prerequisites. But you will have your eye on the prize all along, with your goal in mind.


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