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by CarrieNurse1 CarrieNurse1 (New) New

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My husband and I are trying to figure out a good time to try for another kid. I have my NCLEX upcoming, hopefully by the end of this month I will get my ATT. Would it be better to wait until after the NCLEX or better to try now? I am just curious about stress of NCLEX and starting a new job. I have a (new) job already lined up, so theres none of that at least. Just looking for some opinions. Thanks!

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Take it as soon as you can. If you have a job and your are working in the capacity of a nurse, you should be licensed.

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Take it as soon as you can. If you have a job and your are working in the capacity of a nurse' date=' you should be licensed.[/quote']

Doesn't sound like she's working yet. I would take it ASAP though so you can get well into orientation before showing if you get pregnant fast

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Though keep in mind FMLA won't cover you until you've worked 6 or 12 month at full time (not sure which)

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Doesn't sound like she's working yet. I would take it ASAP though so you can get well into orientation before showing if you get pregnant fast

Was going by her saying that she had a job lined up

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Though keep in mind FMLA won't cover you until you've worked 6 or 12 month at full time (not sure which)

This is true, another thing to consider

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Thank you for your responses! So, do you guys think that the stress of NCLEX and a new job are manageable for a newly pregnant lady? I know every one is different, I just want to make the best choice. :) Since you have been through NCLEX and novice nursing, is it really high stress?

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Thank you for your responses! So' date=' do you guys think that the stress of NCLEX and a new job are manageable for a newly pregnant lady? I know every one is different, I just want to make the best choice. :) Since you have been through NCLEX and novice nursing, is it really high stress?[/quote']

It's an individual thing. I stressed but not too bad. Learning to tolerate 12 hour days on your feet is rough, I'd be concerned about your body and being pregnant and dealing with that. I'd wait to try until 6mo in the new job.

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TakeTwoAspirin is a MSN, RN, APRN and specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.

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You are assuming that you are going to get pregnant "to order". Hopefully, you won't have a problem getting pregnant, but even with no problems it can take a little while. Why stress about something you can't control, like exactly when you conceive? Focus on what you can control like passing the test and adjusting to your new job.

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You are assuming that you are going to get pregnant "to order". Hopefully' date=' you won't have a problem getting pregnant, but even with no problems it can take a little while. Why stress about something you can't control, like exactly when you conceive? Focus on what you can control like passing the test and adjusting to your new job.[/quote']

I think she's more concerned about what if it does happen that first time would it be hard

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tainted1972 has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in MR/DD.

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I think you should wait until you have been working a few months. The first year on the job is extremely stressful. NCLEX is nothing compared to what a new nurse goes through the first year.

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just because

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Thank you all for you input! :) It is appreciated. I will wait then until I get my feet wet.

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