Hi all, I love, love, love maternal and infant health. I knew before nursing school that I wanted to work in Labor and Delivery. I excelled the most with near perfect scores on everything during my rotation in this area in nursing school. I recently moved to Northern VA so DC and MD are job options as well. I have 8 months of med-surg/step down and moved to Northern VA and have been in the ER in N.E DC for three months and I am not liking the ER.
I feel that it is me because I know where I want to be and I am frustrated because I cannot get there. I am trying to make the best of my current job but we recently got a new manager who is making a not so good impression.
I thought about talking to our L&D mgr and asking for a transfer but I don't wanna shoot myself in the foot. I feel that I have got to get out of this ER but I don't wanna bounce around because it makes me look sketchy and I don't wanna waste my time learning a new area that I have no intention on staying in.
I am applying like crazy to L&D units only but not getting any calls. I feel stuck and I really want to work in L&D. Any suggestions on landing an interview, or making myself more marketable? I call the recruiters to inquire about my applications and all I get is if they are interested they will call you or you have to have experience.
Does anyone know of any hospitals in the D.M.V area that will be willing to train a nurse with no L&D experience? All feedback is welcomed.