One of my classmates actually had the same dilemma. She knows she wants to go into OB, and she couldn't decide between doing her preceptorship in OB or med/tele. She ended up choosing med/tele because she had a great preceptor lined up in that unit, and she wanted to make sure she had the opportunity to practice a wide range of nursing skills. This is just my opinion, but I would recommend doing your preceptorship in med/surg, for that same reason. I feel that you would have more hands-on opportunities on a med/surg unit, whereas you may be more limited as a student nurse in OB.
I never saw any NPs practicing as NPs during my OB clinical rotation. In fact, there was a NP who worked as a RN on the OB unit to supplement her income as a women's health NP. So if you're interested in OB, I'm thinking your best bet as a NP would be to go into women's health or to become a midwife. Obviously I'm not an expert, but I thought I'd give you my
and let you know what I have observed in the hospital. :spin: