Career Suicide?? - page 2

Hello all. I want to work in L&D, that is all I want to do. I went to nursing school already knowing I wanted to be an L&D nurse. I should find out around Wednesday if I am getting hired....... Read More

  1. by   susanmary
    Melissa, I live in CT & maybe I can help. I'm emailing you personally. I work in a large hospital (maybe you've applied there). Be patient. Polish your resume. Be persistent -- have you followed up after your interviews with a personal note? Have you called the managers back & followed up? I know for a fact that many of the large hospitals do hire new grads into most areas -- you should be able to call the shots. Worst case scenario, you can always start out on another floor & transfer. But I really believe that you should start out WHERE you want -- and if OB - L&D is your dream -- then go for it. Best of luck to you. We certainly need more enthusiastic nurses. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
  2. by   Q.
    Melissa-
    Follow SusanMary's advice. (love that name)
    Follow up and don't give up. Send thank you notes, etc and I don't know if looking at other neighboring cities might help.
  3. by   MelissaCT
    As a rule HH doesn't hire new grads into L&D.
    Sometimes they make an exception.
    If they do, they will most likely hire a peer of mine, who is doing her clinical there.

    I have done my followup homework too.
    We will see what happens. I'm doing my best to end up in L&D.
    I also interviewed for antepartum, which would be better than med/surg to me.
  4. by   susanmary
    Sounds like you are covering your bases & doing all the right steps. Antepartum might be a way into the door at HH -- the women's health department is excellent (trust me.) I'd follow up. Routinely. Check their website regularly as there are always positions posted in women's health. FYI -- don't ASSUME anything -- just because your peer is doing her clinical there does NOT mean she has an edge over you. From your postings, you sound very intelligent & dedicated. It ain't over yet......
  5. by   MelissaCT
    Thank you Susanmary.
  6. by   susanmary
    You're welcome. I'm going to bed now. Check your email.

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