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Maternity Leave For Nurses:  How To Financially Prepare

Maternity Leave For Nurses: How To Financially Prepare

Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work.  Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming.  Here are 8 actionable tips about how to financially prepare for maternity leave as a nurse.
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Nurse Mom:  8 Pumping Essentials For Nurses Who Breastfeed

Nurse Mom: 8 Pumping Essentials For Nurses Who Breastfeed

Breast feeding can be hard for a new mom (it certainly was for me!).   Then, when I finally got the hang of it, my maternity leave was almost over and I had a whole new problem to figure out:  How am I supposed to continue breastfeeding while working as a busy registered nurse? Well, its been one year and I am still pumping successfully as a nurse working in the emergency department. The #1 thing I have learned is that if you don't plan ahead, pumping at work as a nurse can be extremely difficult.  But with the right pumping tools and a lot of determination you will find that you can make pumping fit right into your busy nursing schedule! Here are 8 pumping essentials that nurses need to pump at work.
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Pregnant Nurse Precautions To Consider At Work

Pregnant Nurse Precautions To Consider At Work

As an ER nurse who delivered my second baby in early 2018,  I have done a lot of research about occupational hazards that pregnant nurses must be aware of when working at the hospital.  My intent was to make sure that it was safe for me to continue working in such a physically demanding environment with so many potential occupational hazards. Pregnant nurses shouldn't be afraid to work in the hospital.  In fact, I am so glad that I was able to continue working safely because it helped me save money for maternity leave.  Read on see how you can stay safe and healthy while working as a pregnant nurse!
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