New Grad opportunities in L+D/OB nursing

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    Hey all,

    I'm going to be a recent graduate (graduate in May - hooray!) and my passion is labor and delivery, or women's health in general. The advice I've gotten over the past few months has been split pretty evenly between working on a med/surg floor for a couple of years before trying to move to L+D, or following my passion and applying for L+D jobs directly. I've decided that I am going to try as best I can to get a job on labor and delivery right out of the gates, but if it doesn't happen it can't hurt to get experience elsewhere first.

    Long story short: What I'm looking for are leads to places that are open to hiring new grads in labor and delivery. I'm willing to relocate anywhere - it's almost impossible to get a new grad position in labor and delivery in Columbus Ohio, and I know that. Does anybody have good leads on hospitals, cities, or even states where I might find more luck?
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    I think you should follow your passion. I don't have any leads but here is a thread that changed my whole outlook on the job search. I applied these tips to my search and have had atleast 6 job offers. I finally got hired in OB after a year in ICU and I'm beyond ecstatic. Good luck in your search. http://allnurses.com/nursing-job-sea...ob-532817.html
    SE_BSN_RN likes this.
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    HI, I'm here in california, Bakersfield has a bunch of new grad opportunities right now check this post:

    Dignity Health Careers - New Employees

    also indeed.com is an awesome way to check for RN jobs all over the US.

    GOOD luck !!!
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    Thanks! That Bakersfield job sounds perfect, I'm applying today Thanks to both of you guys for replying. I'm starting to get pretty nervous.
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    Sent you a private message ...
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    University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio hires new grads on L&D, postpartum and high risk OB
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    Quote from Labor&DeliveryRN
    Sent you a private message ...
    Did you work med-surg before starting??? Im kind of in the same position as op..
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    Hi iluvpatho, I am starting my first hospital RN job tomorrow in maternity. I graduated in Jan 2012 and my first job as RN was in outpatient pediatric clinic. I never worked medsurg (except clinicals and preceptorship while a student). New grads get hired you just need to show that this is your interest area. While I had 4yrs experience as a child development associate, what drew the nursing director to hire me was that I had taken initiative to take NRP certification as well as a CE class related to maternity. I also had volunteered at another hospital in maternity prior to my first RN job at the peds clinic. The director said they are looking for RNs that will stick around a few years and not jump ship after getting their year of experience to go to another hospital or specialty. If you show that maternity/OB is your main interest and you will stick around for a while after you are hired, the nurse managers/directors have no problem hiring new grads.
    MsNurseMS likes this.
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    Columbia SC has a TON of new grad L&D positions.
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    Anyone know what is the starting pay for Maternity nurses in the northeast US? I live in Philadelphia and hope to apply to nearby hospitals starting Jan 2013. Also any tips on getting an interview call would be great thanks. My passion is to be a NICU nurse and later on get my Certified Nurse midwife degree along with WHNP. Thanks so much!


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