Hello there and thank you in advance for reading my post
I am a new grad working on an ortho/neuro/med/surg floor. The work is very interesting (learning, learning, learning) and I love the patients (okay, most of the patients). However, I am looking to relocate d/t a variety of problems within the hospital where I am working and larger problems that are growing rapidly within my daughters' school district. I was raised a "construction brat" and on top of that, married a military man. I am looking to improve the quality of life for my girls and I by choosing a better community for us to live in.
My dream was originally to become a midwife...something that I had to put on the backburner for awhile. But now my dream is really resurfacing and almost wish that it wouldn't.
As a single mom of elementary school aged children, I can not work a night shift job. I know that most L&D openings start with working night shift.
I thought I would put a message in a bottle:
Does anyone know a great community with decent schools, a really great public library, a welcoming attitude toward divorced parents, a day shift L&D job opportunity or a day shift med/surg opportunity that could lead to an L&D opportunity and a place where a non-yuppie devoted mama could hang her hat and find some friends?
While I am dreaming...I also want a jacuzzi
Sep 28, '06
i recently got on days as a new grad at my hospital... but i live in a rural (underserved) area with basically a high need for all nurses.
have you done some of the relocation calculators online? (try to google "best laces to live calculator") i would start there! best wishes
ps... even with frontier (a distance midwifery program), from what i understand you do eventually have to precept with a cnm so you'd have to have access to that & keep that in mind if that's a possibility for you in the future. as you've read, some states/areas are more midwife friendly than others.
Last edit by mitchsmom on Jul 12, '07