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)?
Hubby is a resident so he's gone on days, from 6am-6pm so just doing some planning b/c we would LOVE to be parents one day soon :1luvu
hopefully) .....due to the HIGH cost of living here we need dual incomes for now. I was thinking of working nights (either 11pm-7am or 7p-7a) so that hubby can be with baby rather than rely on others while I'm at work (inlaws....they are great, but rather not overwhelm with this as they're already helping SIL w/ her baby). Also, maybe it's best to work alternating days b/c it looks like I won't be getting much sleep so 1 on and 1 off
I sure would appreciate all of your input and help as I value all of your own experiences.
Sep 3, '06
Maybe you could do homecare nursing? It's very flexible and you can do anywhere from 4 hours to 16 hours in one day.........it's good for mom's /Dad's who need alot of flexibilty.
I have nurses who care for my child in my home...some do 5 hour blocks, some do 10 hour blocks..........and all of them have other jobs elsewhere....one is a school nurse by day, & works at my house 3 nights a week from 5-10pm, another works with mr adults, she works 7-5 one day and 2-8 on another...............It is very flexible...and all these nurses have been with us for years because they love coming to work at my house..
Could that be an option for you????? The great thing about it is you get to do 1 on 1 with your patient because that's all you have is one..unless you are in the group home setting with adults, but then there's usually more than one nurse on duty too....and I think the most residents are like 5 people.....so it's not bad and there are also aides & stuff too so you aren't running crazy unless someone is really sick that needs alot of attention.......
Last edit by KellieNurse06 on Sep 3, '06