I was wondering if I can get some advice regarding the following areas as a grad nurse program. RIght now I need to pick three clinical areas and am struggling.
* Operating Nurse
* Post Anesthetic Recovery Nurse
* Ob-Gyn Nurse
* Maternity Care Nurse
* Special Care Nurse
* General Surgical
* Cardiac Surgery
* Intensive Care
* Labor and Delivery Nurse
* Community Health Nurse (clinics)
By the way, is there a difference between a Ob-Gyn nurse and Labor and Delivery Nurse??? As in this area I would like to be there when caring for the mother about to give birth but not necessarily deliver her baby? Which area would this be classified to?
If I wanted to be a theatre nurse for the cesarean section, is this another specialty area or is it just classified Theatre Nurse?
Any advice I would be honoured to receive. So many areas of nursing has left me unsure.
Jan 24, '07
I would pick three that worked together, OB/gyn, Maternity, and LD for example. Sounds like you would get a good background in women's health issues. OB/GYN units in the hospitals I've worked have been mainly gynie units (post op care and care of women after fetal demise).