Hey everyone, I hope I'm posting in the right area. I'm used to posting in the Student Nurse area, but I need experienced nurses input, I think. I just got my first interview, yay! I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I have one huge issue though that I need guidance on. I am a new grad and even though I applied for a medsurge job (like all my instructors told me would be most beneficial), I am getting interviewed for an OB/GYN job. Of course, I'm not going to turn down an interview after applying, but I'm curious to know. Will starting out in a specialty hurt my new nursing skills? I've been told by many people that I HAVE to do medsurge first (which is the floor I'm working on now for my 5th level preceptorship). Should I give up on the idea of going straight into L&D? Do I need a year of medsurge experience to be able to function as a good nurse? I really don't want to mess this up. Jobs in my area are slim pickings, so I don't even know if I could get a medsurge job if I tried (even though it's what I've been applying for). Any suggestions/tips/hints/ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!