I was a PP RN out of nursing school
for about a year too, loved the teaching part of the job but wanted more of a challenge. I took EFM classes, my ACLS, and any OB class I could get into so that my unit knew I was serious. I love doing L&D now. Its crazier, no doubt, and sometimes a little scary, but we really work as a team on my unit since we have so many high risk pts, which of course makes it easier. Every now and then I'll take a PP assignment to play with the babies, and to keep up my skills in breast feeding and pt teaching, but over all I'm glad I made the switch. You'll train for about (hopefully) 6-8 weeks in L&D, the first two you will wonder WTH was I thinking, maybe I'm not cut out for this...but I soon realized that all I had to do was trust my gut, my training, and time manage differently than I had before on PP and I soon figured it out. Were their days that I drove home in tears after a crazy STAT C/S? Absolutely...but I think everyone does that at some point...shoot I still have dreams/night mares about work, and replay a situation over in my head. So I guess the only thing you really need to decide is if you are ready to learn something new, and where you will see yourself in your RN career. Good luck! Let me know if you want any more info about switching.