New OB Nurses, Grads and Students, Please Feel Free to post your questions here: - page 15

Mugwump had a great idea offering services to new grads as a mentor (thank you for that!) So, I thought having a "sticky" for new grads, OB nurses, students, and others with questions who want... Read More

  1. by   maslow
    I am nursing student and will be beginning my ob and ped rotation in about two weeks. I was wondering if anyone might suggest a really good care plan book.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Here ya go (if you are looking to buy one):

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...36&TXT=Y&itm=6

    It's an all-in-one care plan book. It will probably do well for all the areas y ou have to work.
  3. by   sweetcheekers
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I know the feeling. But you just remember, you can have support and camaraderie here. You are in the midst of a huge transition from student to nurse. Don't underestimate how difficult it can be; turn to us if you need anything at all. Don't forget the "First Year Nursing" forum, either. Remember, we all have been where you are now. And many of empathize very much w/how you feel.
    I hand delivered my resume to the hospital that I'm hoping to work for and I got past the secretary when she introduced me to the human resources manager. I spoke with her and she asked me what I'm looking for. She said she thought that the surgery position I applied for might be a good fit for a new grad and she said she would speak with the director of surgical services to see when she would like to start interviewing. I guess they must be one of those places that advertises positions to create a pool of applicants. The secretary said there hasn't even been a timeline set for accepting applications or interviewing. These positions have been listed on their website for months. Anyway, I feel better because I did what I could and now I can do no more. I'm not begging for a job. I did decide that while I was spiffy looking I would hand deliver one other resume to a home care agency. The secretary was really professional and friendly and told me about the services that the agency provides. I asked how they felt about new grads doing home care since you are so independent and she said they have no problem with it. They have a nurse who has been with them for two years who came straight out of school with no experience and loves her job. She said they provide orientation until you are comfortable going it alone. So, that was a positive prospect. Thanks for the support. I'll let you know when I hear something.
  4. by   chlyxenne
    i am helping a few friends in doing a research on the performance of male students in actual deliveries. they want to know the factors that hinder and enhance the performance of male students in the L&D room.. OB is not strictly for females, but males can't help feeling awkward in such conditions.

    If there are journals that we can use, pls let me know so we can help the undergrads. Thanks in advance!
  5. by   got2be
    hi everyone. i am 23 and a mother of 2 young children. i have recently had a change of heart and really want to become a nurse in l&d. because of financial issues i am only considering becoming a lpn, i know a rn would be great, but our hospital is small only 10 birthing "suites" and i know of atleast 2 lpns working there. there is only one thing holding me back, as i get extremely excited about working in l&d i get nervous and scared of having to do other tasks outside of l&d. just looking for some advice and encouragement. thanks to all that can help.
    and this site has been very helpful good job all!
  6. by   BETSRN
    Quote from got2be
    hi everyone. i am 23 and a mother of 2 young children. i have recently had a change of heart and really want to become a nurse in l&d. because of financial issues i am only considering becoming a lpn, i know a rn would be great, but our hospital is small only 10 birthing "suites" and i know of atleast 2 lpns working there. there is only one thing holding me back, as i get extremely excited about working in l&d i get nervous and scared of having to do other tasks outside of l&d. just looking for some advice and encouragement. thanks to all that can help.
    and this site has been very helpful good job all!
    Most L&D's do NOT use LPN's. If you have your heart set on L&D, then go all the way and get your RN when you can. Best of luck!
  7. by   heyabo
    I am a 17 year L& D nurse and am going to be interviewing for a nurse clincian job for a OB/GYN clinic. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on what the Doc's may ask me or if any one has any pointers. It has been a long time since I went to an interview. Thanks
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Voting to sticky this thread.
  8. by   BETSRN
    Quote from heyabo
    I am a 17 year L& D nurse and am going to be interviewing for a nurse clincian job for a OB/GYN clinic. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on what the Doc's may ask me or if any one has any pointers. It has been a long time since I went to an interview. Thanks
    I managed our prenatal clinic for years before going back to the inpatient side. I went back because after a time, the clinic routine bored me to death! It was great but always the same thing over and over. I had a ton of autonomy and functioned like a NP (and am not one). Without that autonomy I had, it would have been even more routine and boring.
  9. by   got2be
    what are somethings that i should be prepared for in nursing (lpn) school and are there special courses i can take to help prepare me for l&d?
    Last edit by got2be on Aug 21, '05
  10. by   BETSRN
    Quote from got2be
    what are somethings that i should be prepared for in nursing (lpn) school and are there special courses i can take to help prepare me for l&d?
    Working hard! I don't know what LPN school does with L&D. Most hospitals (in reality) do NOT hire LPN's in L&D. Best of luck.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Be prepared to study and work hard.
    Be prepared to ask a lot of questions.
    Be prepared to absorb like a sponge, all the info given you.
    Be prepared for long nights of doing assignments and reports.
    Be prepared for the job hunt after school. Start reading books or learning how to write a resume and how to interview for a position
    Be prepared, like Betsy said, that some hospitals will not hire LPN's into L/D or the nursery. Others will. Be prepared for what the market holds for you as an LPN once you graduated.

    I wish you the BEST of luck!!! Welcome to the forums and ask anything.
  12. by   Bean3
    Hi, my name is Amber and im still trying to decide what i want to do with my life after highschool. I have one year left and i was thinking about looking into nursing in the maternity ward. I really have no idea where to begin looking for schools and the number of years i need or the things i need to do to get a job... let me know if you can help. thanks so much. Please PM me if you can help me, or wish to correspond by email.

    Amber
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Aug 22, '05
  13. by   Heather A.
    Hi everybody, I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I am a new nurse, I've been training in L&D for about 7 weeks now. Up to this point I've been strictly orienting with laboring patients; however, next week I will start learning to scrub in on c-sections and I am TERRIFIED! I was wondering if anyone has any hints on how to remember the names of all these instruments that look alike to me!! Any helpful hints on learning how to scrub? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!

    Heather

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