Upon graduation from nursing school
I had an interview on family birthing unit (where I have always thought I've wanted to be, spent hours watching labor and delivery shows, etc.) and was told if they would have been hiring 1 more I would have got the job at that time. I received interview not long after at same hospital on neuroscience/spine floor and took the job and have been there for 1 year n 5 months and recently landed interview on family birthing again. This hospital though trains RN's on labor and delivery first now and then to postpartum and I really feel like it would be better for me all around to begin on postpartum. I want to really get to know population before jumping right into Labor and delivery which is a lot more intense and a lot more to learn. Is it ok to ask to start in postpartum? I know a nurse that works on that floor (went to school with her) and she told me to just ask them. And what would you give for a reason without loosing opportunity all together? Honestly I'm not sure I want the position if I have to jump right into labor and delivery. Comments are much appreciated.