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does day shift exist?

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by strokeRN1 strokeRN1 (New Member) New Member

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Hi everyone,

I am currently an adult stroke RN looking to transition to womens health/L&D. It seems in my area (Los angeles) that day shift positions are near impossible to get if new to the specialty. I have over 5 years experience with adults with my PCCN certification. I already did night shift as a new grad for 1 year and it literally was making me sick being on nights. Plus my husband leaves at 2am for work 6 days a week, so my kids need me home at night.  Am i crazy for looking for a day shift position? do these even exist for transitioning nurses? anyone start on day shift?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Generally, day shift is the more desirable shift, and it's filled by night shift nurses who move to days after gaining seniority. So I would not hold out hope of getting a day shift position in L&D.

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I started as a new grad on day shift in OB.

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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Does it exist?  Yes.  Have people done it?  Yes.  Is it possible you won't be able to find that for yourself at this moment in time in your location?  Unfortunately, yes.  

I've had to start over on nights in new positions because that's all that was available and the job was otherwise a good opportunity.  It all comes down to weighing the pros and cons of each scenario.

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