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Ideal RN position for mother of toddler

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I have been out of work for three years taking care of my child. My son starts preschool soon and I am looking for a predictable job with fixed hours and minimal overtime. I am open to anything with 8 hour shifts or flexible hours. I am an RN with a Master's degree with some experience in management, but am okay with entry level positions and am looking for something with hours that are family-friendly. I need advice! Thanks!

Home health. I work as much or as little as I want. When my kids were younger and they had something going on at their school I would plan a break in my day so I could go to it. Mostly daytime hours, if you have an on call requirement that would be the only time you'd normally have to work in the evening.

Thanks! I have been thinking of looking into home health opportunities in my area for this reason.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

My friend, a mommy of a toddler, works from home as an RN case manager for an insurance company. Working from home facilitates the flexibility she needs.

School Nursing - Hours are great. Time off when my kids were out of school was priceless, especially when they are at a young age where I still needed daycare/after school care etc.

scuba nurse, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 31 years experience.

I ditto SCHOOL NURSING!! It is the best for families with young children!

I don't know how it is where you are, but anywhere within hours of my home has zero in school nursing spots available, ever. The average employment of a school nurse, I think, it somewhere around 68 years, lol, have never found an opening ever!

I also agree with home health or school nursing. Unfortunately, with school nursing - or some positions that offer a more flexible, predicable schedule, the pay is not as high as some other fields of nursing.

I have a toddler and feel so grateful to work as a school nurse because of the hours and weekends/holidays/breaks off! We are a tiny district and don't have many school nurse subs so it's tough if my daughter is sick and I need to find coverage at work, but that's the only negative schedule-wise.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I have been out of work for three years taking care of my child. My son starts preschool soon and I am looking for a predictable job with fixed hours and minimal overtime. I am open to anything with 8 hour shifts or flexible hours. I am an RN with a Master's degree with some experience in management, but am okay with entry level positions and am looking for something with hours that are family-friendly. I need advice! Thanks!

Psych frequently has 8 hour shifts...in fact, that's why I went into it. I had a toddler at the time and knew that 12 hour shifts in a PCU were more like 14-15 hour shifts in reality--I would have had no time for the little one.