Re: Calling all nursing nurses
I am a nurse at a 220 bed hospital, fairly small, and have found an awesome position with the float pool that allows me to work all different shifts. The hospital is mostly 12 hour shifts, with some 8 hour shift nurse still. I often work 3pm-9pm on a telemetry/CVCICU unit, 7pm-11pm in ER, 3-11pm on the surgical or NSU floors, etc. Although I really miss the 12hour shift, I love not having to be gone for so long from my sons (just started back with DS#2 yesterday, he is 12 weeks). I do have a hard time pumping though in just 4 hours, but sometimes I can make it back home in time to nurse and I don't have to worry about it. I started doing these shifts when my first son, now
3 1/2 years old REFUSED the botttle. I would work 6 or 8 hours, and he wouldn't have one drop, just waited for mommy to come home. On some weekends my husband could bring him to me to nurse him on a quick break, but that didn't happen very often. He weaned when I was 18 weeks pregnant with #2! I got to like floating so well, that I stuck with it. DH has home office and we have MIL 2 miles away to help with childcare though. That helps a lot!
SAHM to Ethan 7/22/2005
married to my best friend Matt since 2/12/2000