Here is my background: I started as an LPN in a peds office, and went back to school to get my RN. I stayed for a year after my RN and then decided that I would try and pursue my dream of being an OB nurse/ labor delivery. About a year ago I started in med/surg in a nice hospital system that pays the best in the area. I just interviewed for a l&d position last week, although I'm not confident I'll get the job.
Many dilemma is that I have a 1 year old, and have decided that my job just isn't my life anymore, and I'd rather put my child first. That being said, I have an opportunity to go back to a nice office job that pays pretty well (a little less than now). BUT do I give up my dream of l&d to have nicer hours and less stress?? I'm working 2 12s (d/e/n) now and it would be the same in l&d. The office would be 2 1/2 days per week.
If if I went to the office, and decided in a few years that I was ready for l&d again, would it be too late? Would employers look over me bc I spent years in an office? I'm not ready to completely give up my OB dreams but I also want to spend as much time with my baby while he's little!!
any advice appreciated!!!