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  • Mar 29 '13

    I love the way you write. What's more is that I love the appreciation you show every single member of the healthcare team.

  • Nov 13 '12

    At some point EVERY nurse has second thoughts. I have always told the nurses that worked for me that it takes a minimum 6 months to decide if one field of nursing is for you or not. That is the benefit to what we do. There are so many areas of nursing that you can try.

    I don't know exactly what you went through with losing your baby, but I can tell you that as a nurse you are already stronger than you think you are. If your passion was always L&D then I say go for it!

    I don't know if you're in a position to do agency work, either travel or local, but that would give you another opportunity to experience different areas of nursing to explore.

    Good luck to you!

  • Nov 13 '12

    I am so sorry for the loss of your baby. That must be so difficult. As far as the hospital experience - I feel for you! Yet, you are getting very valuable experience that you can use. There are so many options other that working in a hospital. Home care is one of those options. You get to really care for the patient one-on-one. Hospice is another home care option. Or working in a sub-acute facility may be less stressful. You can be a school nurse, or public health nurse. Think of your hospital experience as your foundation that will allow you to find a job that speaks more to your heart. Once you get one year of acute care experience, your options are practically unlimited! I've been doing homecare and I love it. If you have any questions, let me know. I can give you some recruiters contact info that can answer questions for you such as how much experience you need, if there are any positions available in your area, compensation, etc.
    So hang in there, and don't worry - you won't have to go back to minimum wage.