Hello all---a lovely cloudy day to you...( as it is here in detroit...blegh)
ok then...here I go...um, well i have actually posted about this earlier, and obviously it's a bug in my arse.
I started as a GN in a beautiful....and low risk, LDRP in April with intentions to stay on as an L&D nurse once registered. It is a really nice suburban hospital, nice staff, middle class clientele, non-teaching, roughly 2000 deliveries a year.
I worked previously at a hospital that did twice as many per year, rotating between NICU, pp, and L&D. The L&D nurse manager wore a suit of ice, and although the charges were SO awesome, I wasn't too certain that I would even apply or get a job there if I did. The NM made me feel very unwelcome and even though they had hired two GN's for the last two years prior, she made it sound as though I had little chance of hire once graduated.
Now, I saw that there are two MN f/t positions open in that unit, so i applied online, and spoke to my favorite charge there, and she said she would speak to the NM about it, kind of an advocate i think. ( i admire her so much!)
I guess my major discourse is that I don't want to feel that I am unable to handle some deliveries cuz I don't have the high risk experience. I ultimately want to become a CNM, and i feel that the most experience i can acquire is of utmost importance. The charge i spoke to brought up the two main pints here: a unit like the lower risk one is good for building a foundation and moving on, yet the higher risk one is good to develop a well rounded base for future positions in any environment....grrr.
I wish I had a magic ball telling me what to do! I mean, i can't make the NM give me the position anyway, so I guess it's out of my hands. And I definitely don't want to burn any bridges at the other hospital that I am orienting at, there are very nice and have almost completed my orientation!
ANY input out there??? I am such a freak about this!
Please help a new grad in distress...and Shay--please don't rip me a new one about this!