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pregnant nurse at a loss-help!

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by Tatsiana Tatsiana (Member)

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Hy, everyone!

I lile this forum, it is a good source of information for people like me. Right now I really need your advice, people who know about nursing so much.

I am a foreign educated RN with little experience, just got my license. The problem-I am about 5 month pregnant and not planning to be a stay in home mom.

What are my chances to get a job for a new grads position? Is it a good idea to start right now? With a small baby it is not going to be easier...

I don't want to be thrown out of life for another year or so... So, I will grab any chance to be in medicine. I consider to work part-time as LPN, get an extern nurse position, anything...

Please, give me your suggestions and ideas. I'd highly appreciate it. Thank you.

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Jennyw45013 has 5 years experience and specializes in ER, ICU, cardiac.

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i got pregnant as a new grad three months out of school. i already had my daughter who was three (had her the summer between my first and secondn year of college), but it went ok. i think the hardest part of it all was going back to work once i had him. do you have to go to school or will you just apply for your RN here?

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Janny, thank you for answering. I have my license to practice already and I applied for several jobs. Is it reasonable to look for a job just for free months?

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liebling5 has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Stroke Seizure/LTC/SNF/LTAC.

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Janny, thank you for answering. I have my license to practice already and I applied for several jobs. Is it reasonable to look for a job just for free months?

No one is supposed to discriminate against you for whatever medical condition you may have. I would get a position lined up and start working asap. You might be pleasantly surprised at how much support you get from your team.

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Faeriewand has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro.

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I agree with liebling :) Just start working to get some experience.

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Blee O'Myacin is a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, ICU, Heme/Onc.

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By the way, no one is allowed to ask you if you are expected, have children or are married in your interview either. Don't offer details like this in the interview either. If you tell them that you are going to need maternity leave in three months, they will find a legit. reason *not* to offer you the job most likely.

Accept an offer, start working and then tell them that you are pregnant. You might not get a completely paid leave since coverage varies from state to state and facility to facility, but you are legally entitled under the Family Leave act to take time off and have a comparable position waiting for you when you return.

Good luck and congrats on the new little one to be!

Blee

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Thank's a lot guys, it helped to make up my mind. So, I'll do everything to get a job.

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Please remember though if you accept a new position you may not qualify for FMLA. Most employers require you to work a year full-time in order to be eligible for FMLA leave. You also have to work for a company that has 50 or greater employees.

You are entitled to disability leave which will give you 6 week PP for vag delivery and 8 weeks for c/section. I know of some new nurses who take their FMLA later after the baby is born and they have 1 year full time service in and now qualify for the leave. With FMLA you can take it within the year your baby was born.

Also you are not guaranteed your job after disability leave. Also if you take FMLA you are not entitled to get you exact shift you had previously, you are only entitled to return to a position of comprable pay, duties, etc.

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