Congrats on getting ready to start your accel BSN! I'm not working in OB or L&D, but would recommend the following:
- Make sure your OB professor knows your enthusiasm for the subject, and why you want to work OB
- Over the next 15 months, "work" your contacts made through the perinatal provider network. Make sure they know you're doing nursing school
now, are strongly interested in OB/L&D, and see if they can connect you with any nurse managers in that work area.
- Once you're in your OB class, see if you can shadow with some of the local hospitals. Either you should contact the department managers to try & set this up, or see if your professor (or perinatal provider contacts) could make this happen. Shadowing is like an extended 2-way interview. It would get your face in front of the manager, and your potential coworkers.