Hi everyone! I'm getting ready to submit my packet for 66G (OB/GYN). I've been looking for other Army RN's in the OB field, but have not been able to find any info in either thread. A little background: I've been in OB for 18mo, will be submitting my packet in Oct. I am prior service: 5 yrs AD enlisted (medic). I'm looking for Army L&D RNs so that I can pick your brains about the process, your units, and experiences there vs civilian. I know that I will be going in, but I like to know as much as I possibly can before I relocate/change career paths. Questions: Whats the pt ratio? I do 2:1 right now. Do you work 3 12's, 4 10's, or "needs of the unit"? Do you pull >40 hrs/wk? Are you pretty autonomous? Do you handle the acute pts or send them to a diff facility? (I'm in a high acuity setting) Do you do LDRPs? Well thats all I have for right now. Even if you're not an L&D RN, maybe you might know someone who is??
I'm currently active duty and I'm thinking of going to Walter Reed if I decide to seperate. I'm currently working in labor and delivery so I'm trying to get a prn position for postpartum to get my foot in the door. I read patient reviews on yelp and they are not that great. Since you stated that you work there how was your experience? You said that the patient ratios are up to 4 couplets max. How are the nurses treated? Does the staff work as a team? How often do you float to labor and delivery? Is it typically a busy floor? Sorry for all the questions but I would just like to know what I'm getting into. Thanks.
Last edit by Ms, Tianah on Jul 8, '13