Being a nurse and a single mom

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Travel Nursing as a Single Parent

When I first thought of traveling as a single parent, I had to take into consideration my 14 year old. How was I going to be able to school her? Where would we stay? What would she do when I was at work? I researched these questions for about 6 months.

American Mobile Healthcare. Nurses are natural caregivers. They often sacrifice their own comfort to take care of others. No one understands sacrifice better than Rachelle Merka, RN. Rachelle raised seven children on her own while studying for her nursing degree.

Nursing, though a rewarding job, is also a demanding one with long hours that can make it difficult for a single mom or dad to find time for their children outside of their shifts. Here are some tips for juggling single parenthood and the career you love. Emergency care and emergency rooms are critical parts of our healthcare system, and the nurses who work in them should be applauded. However, the long hours and inherent unpredictability of emergency-room nursing make it less compatible with the needs of single parents than other nursing fields. Single parents know that they need flexibility in their schedules, and the emergency room is not a place where flexibility reigns. A single parent working a shift from 8 p.

Avoid working in emergency care, if possible

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our updated Privacy Policy to learn more. I had always dreamed of becoming an RN. At the time, I was a year-old single mom with five kids, doing administrative work for the hospital.

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