mummy work routine??? - page 2

For all of u mommies out there.....with children, especially when they're young what's the best work routine (nights, days, weekends, alternating days, and etc)? :confused::confused: Hubby is a... Read More

  1. by   NursePamela
    When you have little ones there is no good shift. Add to that a husband who is a doctor AND in the Military, there definately is No good shift.

    And to answer "can a new nurse work Per diem?" Yes. The big thing is that most hospitals want you full time so you can get the training. You can work per diem and still work full time hours. Learning on the job is a HUGE part of being a new nurse.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes orientation takes time. For some, who are new graduates, 6 or more months' fulltime working. OB is not learned overnight, nor should it be. I guess the answer lies in where you can get good support. If you have family/friends to help with daycare this helps. If not, working becomes harder, if not impossible. I know from experience, it's a challenge. Have a really good support system in place prior to seeking any nursing job, whether it be day or night shift you plan to work.

    Good luck.
  3. by   dawngloves
    What year resident is hubby?
  4. by   cardsRN
    all depends on where your benefits come from... in our case my husband is a contractor and has no bennys, therefore i have to carry benefits and work enough hours to make the package we want affordable. fri, sat, sun nights (36 hours) works for us, that way the baby is with daddy on the weekends and i get to feel like a stay at home mom during the week. the bummer part is i don't get to see much of my husband with that schedule. but if yours is a resident, you must already be used to that
    not having a sitter at all worked when my son was tiny- he napped a lot on that dreaded monday after working all weekend but as he has gotten older and more energetic and mobile; zombie mom on mondays is no longer an option for us. we have a sitter for a few hours monday morning so i can nap. i am still in the house and available if necessary, so it feels very safe.
    or you could take a non-hospital job that may be less stressful and leave you less phywsically exhausted but may also pay less. it's a catch 22. i guess having kids and working means either making less or just sucking it up and toughing out a rough schedule- either way with waaaaay less sleep than you got pre-baby.
    but don't let that discourage you- if you and your husband are a good team, you can work out something! and having the baby is the best thing i ever did. he brings joy and light into my life every day. he's 9.5 months old now and i can't wait to give him a brother or sister!:1luvu:
  5. by   traumaRUs
    I worked 3 12's on night shift when kids were young. It was hard - especially when hubby was gone (he was military). It can be done. Personally, it helped that I was fairly young when I had the kids - am unsure if I could do it now - lol.