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  1. How do I go about getting on the L&D floor? I am starting RN program this fall. I have always wanted to work on this floor. I know you have to be an RN for 2 years but how do I make sure I get those 2 years in? Do I show up at the job interview and say I want the L&D floor and no other floor will do.:chuckle Joking I know I would be shown the door or put any where except that floor. Real advice please
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  3. by   L&D_RN_OH
    Quote from RNstudent,wife&mom
    How do I go about getting on the L&D floor? I am starting RN program this fall. I have always wanted to work on this floor. I know you have to be an RN for 2 years but how do I make sure I get those 2 years in? Do I show up at the job interview and say I want the L&D floor and no other floor will do.:chuckle Joking I know I would be shown the door or put any where except that floor. Real advice please
    You don't have to be an RN for 2 years. Many hospitals now hire new grads to L&D. Look for a hospital with an internship program.
  4. by   Tentorio2002
    If you're currently in school you might want to try to get a job on that floor now as a PCT/CNT/CNA or whatever they're called where you're from. Oftentimes Nurse Managers will hire from within, even a new grad. That's the route I'm taking anyway. I'm currently working in SICU at a level 1 hospital, and normally they require "x" years of experience, but I've been promised a job there on graduation........just a thought

    good luck
  5. by   enfermeraSG
    Just like the other poster mentioned......the best advice is either to find a hospital with a new grad internship or get a job on the floor while in school. I have worked as an OB tech for a few years now and have a job waiting for me if I want it. You are valuable because for example, I can scrub CS, know the unit, routine, and understand the basics of L&D patients. Although, I am thinking about critical care.....hmmm...now I need a tech job there! SG

    hopeful grad 2006!
  6. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from Tentorio2002
    If you're currently in school you might want to try to get a job on that floor now as a PCT/CNT/CNA or whatever they're called where you're from. Oftentimes Nurse Managers will hire from within, even a new grad. That's the route I'm taking anyway. I'm currently working in SICU at a level 1 hospital, and normally they require "x" years of experience, but I've been promised a job there on graduation........just a thought

    good luck
    The only problem with this is that they usually don't use CNA's in L&D. They use CNA's in postpartum, but I don't know of a hospital in this area that uses CNA's in L&D. Sorry about that.

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