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Can You Be a Nurse and a Mother?

7th January 2020

Short answer; yes!

Long answer; you have to be prepared.

It’s never a bad idea to chase your dreams and continue your passions, but you also need to be practical when it comes to your commitments. So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some brief tips on how you can survive being both a dedicated mother and a nurse.

  • Don’t hesitate to ask other nurses for help. This is especially true if they are your seniors and have had experience being both a mother and a nurse.
  • Don’t be afraid to take time off. Even if it’s just a day to help recuperate after a long night shift, taking time off is never a bad idea.
  • Consider taking night shifts. This is a great way to get some sleep while your kids are actually in school so you won’t miss out on any activities. It can wreak havoc on your inner clock, so do be careful.

Becoming a nurse while raising a child is difficult, but not impossible. The two don’t need to clash and you don’t need to consider them mutually exclusive. Below, we’ve included an infographic that shows the importance of nursing in healthcare and how it can evolve from your current position to a much more complex career if you stick with it through thick and thin.

 

Infographic explaining that you can be a nurse and a mother
Infographic by:  Bradley University</a

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