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Pregnant RN working in LTC

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hapham3693 has 1 years experience as a BSN.

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Hello everyone,

I graduated nursing school within 6 months, and passed my NCLEX. I just got an interview from a LTC facility, and they were very upfront about the job. They said it was gonna be hard, and their expectation. new grad will have about 15 pts, and regular is 25-30. They told me the rate and the schedule for new grads, a bit low, but I understand because I’m a new grad. Up until this point I figured out, kind of guessing myself, that they were actually offering me a job. My only concern is I’m pregnant 16 weeks, and I am not sure if this would be a good fit for me. I know it’s a lot, but it sounds manageable, I just don’t want my unborn baby to suffer 😕 Does anybody have any experience or know someone who has with working in LTC especially for pregnant RN? Any advice is appreciated. 

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egglady has 25 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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More than 25 years ago I was a pregnant CNA. No hoyer lifts or things like that. We actually lifted residents. I worked until I went into labor with both my kids. They are now 32 and 28.  They came out fine, I was fine.   I had the ok from my doctor for both.   I’ve been a nurse for 26 years now (in the same LTC center)   I think you and baby will be fine ! By the way, congratulations on your pregnancy!

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What are your fears?  Lots and lots of nurses get pregnant and still work.  Many work up until delivery.  Pregnant women all the time lift and walk a lot.  
The only thing I ever worried about were if a patient was in a certain type of isolation.

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Hani is a BSN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in NICU, L&D, Public Health.

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Yup, worked up til I went in labor with all four, it's pretty normal. That's not to say everyone does that, every pregnancy and every woman is different, however being pregnant shouldn't preclude you from accepting it in and of itself. There might be other reasons the job doesn't suit you, I don't think I could handle 15 pts but I have never done LTC and maybe that is normal.

Edited to add congratulations on the pregnancy!

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