Volunteer advice, maybe controversial?

  1. Hello,

    First time writing a topic post! I will be starting Nursing school soon; I want to build on my specialty before graduating to better my chances of landing the job I am passionate about.

    I want to be a Certified Nurse Midwife. I feel it is a calling and I can't imagine myself anywhere else. However, I am very aware of how difficult and how popular, it is to get into anything OB related in hospitals. Which brings me to volunteering.

    I'm playing around with the idea of volunteering at Planned Parenthood while in school. I think its right up there with my specialty and I strongly support everything good it is doing for woman. However, I live in a very uptight southern state, that is more Pro-Life than not.

    Should I be worried that volunteering at Planned Parenthood will affect my chances of getting an OB job at a hospital because of others personal beliefs? Or would it help?

    Also, any other ideas for volunteering options that hiring managers in OB like to see?

    so very grateful for this site and everyone who responds!

    warm regards,
  2. Poll: Volunteering at Planned Parenthood for OB experience?

    • Yes! do it, help change the negative stigma

      50.00% 1
    • hmm...maybe not, to controversial

      50.00% 1
    • would be portrayed as neutral

      0% 0
    2 Votes
  3. 1 Comments

  4. by   klone
    I would not worry that your volunteer activities at PP would prevent you from getting a job on an OB unit. Only a TINY fraction of services that PP provides is abortion-related.