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    I'm not sure if I should post this in OB/GYN Nursing or here, but here goes. I am a male planning to move to the Provo area with long-term sights on advanced practice in womens health, and would like to know your collective experiences in dealing with male RN's in L&D if at all? I precepted in L&D in school, and loved every minute of it, and the patient response was surprisingly positive. What is the job market like? Thank you for any info in advance!
    Randall

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    Hi,
    I am currently in Arizona, and have been working in Tele for the past year. I graduated with a BSN from Arizona St in Dec 2012. I plan on applying for the Y's NP program next Spring, and will be moving to the Provo area sometime in the next 4-5mos. I would like to know what options there are in terms of good hospitals/companies to work for? I appreciate any info. thanks!

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    Hey everyone,
    I decided to post this here as opposed to the student forum since you all are more likely to be familiar with the research out there. I am a student in my last block of a BSN program, and we are in the process of writing the first phase of our capstone evidence-based research project. We (groups of 2 students) are supposed to select a topic/problem and research it to find nursing-centered interventions to address the problem. I am most interested in OB nursing, and chose PTL as a problem, but was told my interventions are not nursing centered. My partner and I are to compare 2 interventions (ie tocolytics vs bed rest for PTL). I am not opposed to other topics within the field as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    I am a male student, graduating this Fall from a BSN program. My OB rotation was by far my favorite, and the difference maker was my first preceptor. She told me on my first day, "If you give the patient an opportunity to feel awkward or uncomfortable, they will run with it. Just walk in there, introduce yourself as Randall, their nurse for the day, you rid yourself of 99% of those awkward situations. Thereafter, if someone has an issue, they let you know, no harm done. You are just as capable of providing competent care on this unit, even if you don't have a vajayjay" excuse my language, but that was a direct quote! I will be commissioning as an officer in the AF to work in OB, and that preceptor played a crucial role in my decision, even wrote one of my letters of recommendation!

    I apologize for the long-winded answer, but I couldn't be more excited to jump into this field, and I encourage any of you to do the same. There are women I've talked to, or my wife has spoken with , that find my interest in OB strange, but who cares?! I know my intentions, and I won't let them stop me from getting my PhD and becoming an expert in my field.

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    tngonzales87 likes this.

    LOL you 2 crack me up. I was just thinking the same thing ^_^

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    you're welcome I am alternate #1!

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    Congrats! I'm an alternate and also chose OB. All of the general info and some specifics regarding COT can be found here. I spent a good couple of hours scouring through the info there lol. I hope this helps!

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    Great recap ^_^ I'm Randall, Alternate #1. I chose OB, I believe they will avoid confusion and chaos if they wait until all status notification letters are out, and possibly until everyone has accpted/declined positions offered before they start talking about alternates. Let's hope that's soon!

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    I just heard from my recruiter I am alternate #1! I don't mean to get anyone's hopes up, but he did say that it isn't uncommon for the committee to add more spots than originally announced. I chose OB, and my recruiter told me in not so many words that I am pretty much in, just a matter of waiting to hear the official news. Congrats to all of the selectees, and good luck to alternates and those looking on to next year. We were directed to the AF Nurse Corps for a reason, there are only 300 active duty AF nurses in the world, and we have an opportunity to be a part of that elite group.

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    My recruiter told me that the actual clearance and background check is after we find out if we're in. They use FBI investigators and homeland security officers to interview our references and check up on previous residences etc. The rationale he gave me is that they would waste a lot of time and resources doing a full check on every applicant, since its so involved, so this is completed in the fall after selection and notification. This is how he explained it to me, but I know we all have been getting some different info from recruiters

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    I've been trying to stay off the discussion board until as close to the 10th as possible. I guess this is the best I can do The day I had my interview with Col. Eaves my recruiter escorted me to Luke AFB and just happened to be with one of his Med student candidates who was shipping off to COT. It was exciting to watch him buy all his ABU's, Blues, hard ranks, and patches. He spent quite a bit on everything, but was reimbursed for a certain chunk of the total. I wanna say he spent about 700 bucks that day. Anyway, the fact I don't graduate until December means IF I go through that process with my recruiter, it won't be for at least another 6 mos! AHHHHH! Well, I'm in Arizona now, but I'm originally from the Bay Area and would love to be back in Norcal, I chose Travis as my first choice.

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    I know of one other applicant from our area who is pretty much a shoe-in. She is already an AF Captain who has been working in BioMedical Engineering and now has a BSN, so she's making the career change into the NTP. She also chose OB as a pref.

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    I chose OB as well, I imagine I'm the only male that requested it? I feel its where I am meant to be, and its where I hope to pursue my PhD down the road ^_^ good luck to all of us! Praying extra hard this month hahaaa

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    I have aplied to an OB position on the OB department. The manager hinted that they would not hire a male. I think is discrimination. I have great disire to work in the department. What do you think? would you hire a male nurse for your ob unit?
    As a male OB nurse, I advise you pursue this with whatever resources you have available. I was fortunate to have a Director of Women's health as a reference, but you shouldn't have to prove anything to anyone. Most OB docs you work with are males, and its only awkward if you make it so. I walk in every morning and introduce myself as their nurse. I have never once had a patient or family member think twice about it. I love what I do, and have a great relationship with my female counterparts, patients, and physicians. Please don't let this go. If this is what you enjoy, don't go down without a fight.

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    Just relax! You were accepted into the best program for a reason! Make immediate
    Friends with your learning community. They can be a great support system esp when you're all
    Studying the same things and working on the same projects. They will be great friends too ;D
    Have fun! Join SNA while you're at it lol


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