This is the first time I'm posting and I've decided that 4am is a good time to figure out my life haha. I've just recently completed my maternity and paediatrics rotation and I fell in love with maternity (I only got to experince working pp but I did get to observe in on a L&D). The nurse educator on the floor came up to me one day, complimented me on how I cared for my patients and basically told me if I was interested in a job to contact her once I graduated.
My problem is that a lot of people think doing a year of med-surg is needed, but ultimately that's not where I want to go and I feel I'd be really unhappy there. My actual question is, do you think as a maternity nurse that you "lose your skills"? I know the majority of the patients are healthy, but this is really where I could see myself and then one day working in the NICU. Does anyone have anything you could tell me about being a maternity nurse?
Thanks in advance!