I got my foot in the door of OB nursing finally!
It took me six months to get my first job out of nursing school when I was living in Colorado. So I started out working in a prison for 6 months, we then moved to Texas and I worked on a Med/Surg unit for 9 months. I now live in Missouri and have worked in critical care for 6 months and I just introduced myself to the Director of Women’s Services.
I had an interview for a L&D position at the hospital I work at and I felt defeated because the manager wouldn’t give me a chance and wanted me to have Mom&Baby experience first. I must have mad a good impression though because no more than a week or two later she reached out to me for a Mom & Baby full time night position. She told me the job was mine if I wanted it and I accepted, I start Feb 23!
You don’t know how long I have been waiting for this moment, to be apart of this speciality! I’ve been a member of AWHONN for over 3 years now and attended two conferences, I have my ACLS, NRP, and even took the Beginning to FHM course from AWHONN. And….I even have a interview for a L&D position at a different hospital next week!
All I have to say is don’t give up hope, and to work you ass off to get what you want!
Now I have to pull out all my old OB nursing resources I have collected over the years, does anyone have any recommendations on what to do to prepare for my new position?