I am a nursing student who just finished up my OB rotation- and I truly enjoyed it. I would love to start in mother baby first, then move to L&D much later on. I have read tons of posts about how to get a step up, because it seems like the competition is fierce for new grads- and I am worried! Here is my problem. The #1 recommendation is to do a nurse externship in the unit I want to work in. However, sadly, my nursing school
just cancelled our nurse externship program. (Although other schools
in my area still have it- grrr.) I have kept a close eye out for CNA positions on the MB unit in hospitals in my area, but none have opened up yet, and some of these units do not use CNA's (although I still am keeping a very close eye out!). Are there any other options I could look into? FYI: I am trying my best to do as much as possible to stand out, honor society, nursing tutor for incoming students, etc. I feel lost and just really disappointed that I am missing out on the externship opportunity, and I am afraid this is really going to hurt my chances of getting the job I really want in the long run. Any ideas? Words of encouragement?