male labor and delivery nurses - page 10
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Hi I'm a pediatric nurse from the bay area. I've been working here about six years and am concidering trying labor and delivery. I loved it in school, and I loved it when my wife gave birth. I was wondering if anyone knew any... Read More
- 1Sep 11, '12 by rn/writer GuideQuote from samoansundevilWhat a great post! You were fortunate to have such a great preceptor. I hope all goes well for you.I am a male student, graduating this Fall from a BSN program. My OB rotation was by far my favorite, and the difference maker was my first preceptor. She told me on my first day, "If you give the patient an opportunity to feel awkward or uncomfortable, they will run with it. Just walk in there, introduce yourself as Randall, their nurse for the day, you rid yourself of 99% of those awkward situations. Thereafter, if someone has an issue, they let you know, no harm done. You are just as capable of providing competent care on this unit, even if you don't have a vajayjay" excuse my language, but that was a direct quote! I will be commissioning as an officer in the AF to work in OB, and that preceptor played a crucial role in my decision, even wrote one of my letters of recommendation!
I apologize for the long-winded answer, but I couldn't be more excited to jump into this field, and I encourage any of you to do the same. There are women I've talked to, or my wife has spoken with , that find my interest in OB strange, but who cares?! I know my intentions, and I won't let them stop me from getting my PhD and becoming an expert in my field.