Need job advice!

Nurses General Nursing


Specializes in Telemetry.

i graduated in dec with my adn, i am currently working the evening shift on a tele unit, i like my job, love my coworkers, but the hours are a problem. my children are in school during my off time and home while i am at work (my husband's job keeps him away from home up to 5 days a week). i have wonderful family who live nearby and watch the kids while i am at work (they get to sleep in their own beds)! but with the new school year starting, i am already having some problems with homework, assignments and other things.

my plan was to spend at least a year in my current position (if not longer, i.e. "wait my turn for days"), however, the problems that my children are having, i decided that i can't wait. i will always be a mom first and a nurse second. when my children are grown i will be in my early 40's and have plenty of time to focus on my career. that being said, i have to have some sort of income, any ideas of what a relatively new graduate nurse could do during the day? just a little info, my hours can not be cut at work (i already managed to drop from 40 hours to 32), and night shift is not an option (no openings anyway).


Specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU.

Check and see if you can transfer to a different dept in the facility. Maybe you will find something in the cath lab etc.. You may find a job opening that only has day shifts and no weekends.. If that is not an option, what about home health or a office job. Also if none of the above is an option what about just working weekends. Several of my co-workers only work F-S-S..

Well like you I"m also a NG... but still out in the market looking for hospital experience. I would do anything to get an RN position.

In your situation, I can suggest, school nurse, county jobs, state jobs (of course in the field of nursing) or get a per diem RN job... Hope you find something. Good luck!

Specializes in Telemetry.

Thanks for the replys!

Good luck with the job search violet_violet!

i will always be a mom first and a nurse second.


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