As an LPN (soon to be RN) and experienced mother of 12, I have always had a strong desire to work in maternity nursing. Our local hospital has several LPN positions posted for the OB dept, and I submitted applications for two of them several weeks ago, but haven't heard anything so far.
My question is, what can I do to make myself more marketable to this aspect of nursing? I recently acquired certification as a certified breastfeed counselor. My resume refers to personal experiences in various birthing settings and assisting new moms, as well as affiliation with organizations such as AWHONN and prepared childbirth/breastfeeding associations. I can wait until after I graduate to enter this new field of nursing, but when the time comes, I don't want to settle for something else when maternal nursing and women's health is where my heart lies.