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Years Off to Start a Family

I have worked my way up from MA-LVN-RN. I have some inpatient experience (hospice and rehab) but mostly have focused on the office setting. When I had my son last year I decided to take 6m- 1y off. It has now been 15months and my husband and I are considering getting pregnant with number 2. Without getting into so many specifics it seems most fitting I stay off for the time being to have our second baby and finish my BSN. I am currently an ADN. I'm fearful I won't be able to find a job again after taking a couple years off. I will keep my license current and I am hoping by being in BSN school that should help me. Does anyone have experience or advice on this?

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

1 hour ago, NurseSarahP said:

I have worked my way up from MA-LVN-RN. I have some inpatient experience (hospice and rehab) but mostly have focused on the office setting. When I had my son last year I decided to take 6m- 1y off. It has now been 15months and my husband and I are considering getting pregnant with number 2. Without getting into so many specifics it seems most fitting I stay off for the time being to have our second baby and finish my BSN. I am currently an ADN. I'm fearful I won't be able to find a job again after taking a couple years off. I will keep my license current and I am hoping by being in BSN school that should help me. Does anyone have experience or advice on this?

It's extremely common to take a few years off . How difficult it will be to come back depends on the job market in your area and what you're actually hoping to do.

It might be worth keeping your foot in the door with a PRN position if you can find one. And of course, babies don't always happen when we make plans for them to. It can take years, or in some cases, never happen at all. I'd keep that in mind when deciding whether or not to go back to work right now.

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