Hi! This is my first post. I've read a lot of posts from allnurses over the past few years, and you have all been so helpful! I'm the first nurse among my family and friends, so your support means a lot to me. Thank you!
I attend school in a rural location, and it's hard to find enough clinical sites. I'm going to graduate in May (It's hard to believe I'm so close!
, and I've only had a few days of OB experience. I requested OB for my preceptorship, but did not get it, because there are only a few openings and lots of applicants. I've also had sims - but let's face it, watching an electronic arm push a plastic baby out of a giant rubber vagina is just not the same thing.
For a long time, I've dreamed of working in OB and women's health, and I've loved the OB experience that I've had. I have a passion for this area because of the things I've been through. But I feel like my dream is fading because of my lack of experience in OB.
How can I get more experience in OB as a student/new grad so that I can be competitive and prepared for an OB job later?