I originally posted the following message back in Jan. I am so excited to say I was just offered an OB position at Ft Carson! I hope to work there until my husband retires and then attempt to join the Air Force. Can anyone provide info on staying at the bedside as an OB nurse?
I would like to get opinions from active duty OB nurses, or any other active duty nurses. I am a previous active duty OB nurse. I separated just over 10 years ago when I had my first child, mainly due to the difficulty finding childcare for 12 hr nights while we were stationed overseas and worrying about both my husband and I deploying at the same time. My husband no longer works a rotating schedule and is close to retirement. I am considering attempting to come back in. I have 11 yrs total service. I know the reality of OB nursing....I have no desire to become a midwife or an NP. Is it true that we can actually stay at the bedside and still get promoted? I also served as a group exec for over a year, and really do not have any desire to go the command route either at this point in my life. I just like being a good bedside nurse and I love the autonomy of OB nursing. I truly miss the young AF families I took care of. I am currently working as a School Nurse which is challenging and enjoyable. I know I need to get back into L&D before I attempt to apply. I just want to know how Air Force OB nursing is now. Thanks for any information!