I'm in a 2 year ADN program and about to graduate at the end of April. I have a huge passion for women's services and know I want to work in that area, whether it be L&D, post/antepartum, or possibly as a IBCLC eventually.
I begin precepting in OB next week and have been told by my instructor who spoke with the head of the department that there will likely be a job opening by the time I graduate. She was told that if I do a good job, they could potentially hire me. I have limited OB experience outside of what I gain in the preceptorship, so I want to get as much education and as many certifications as I can. New grads aren't hired into this field much, so I want to make my resume look as good as possible and show that I'm serious about working in OB.
Anyway, my questions are
- Is it better to get my CLC before graduation, or after?
- Also, if you have taken the course, what can I expect to do during the 5 days? Lecture mostly? Or active participation? Any projects or just the exam at the end?