OB jobs for new grads??? Where??

  1. Hey everyone on this board! I have been reading some of your threads, and you guys are great!!!:blushkiss I will be graduating my ADN program in Dec. and I want to work in L&D. I became a nurse to be in L&D and it's the only place I've ever wanted to work. My school is weird, we do our OB and Peds clinicals in our 3rd of 4 semesters. This is a problem, because I won't have a chance to do clinicals with a L&D unit during my senior semester. I need to know what hospitals start new grads in L&D, especially in NC, SC, GA, TX, TN, VA and CO. I am willing to move anywhere really, but these places are more convenient. I appreciate any info you guys can give me on places to seek employment. THANKS!!
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I don't live in these states but have a website for ya:

    www.hospitalsoup.com

    here you find hospitals specified by state, town, size, etc. AND you can find openings/postings as well. At the very least, you can get names of places and phone numbers and start asking around if no openings are posted at the present.

    I wish you the BEST of luck in your new career. I hope it's all you wish it to be.
  4. by   SteelTownRN
    I live in Savannah, GA, and the two hospitals that deliver babies hire new grads into the L&D areas, as long as there is an opening. Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center. You can easily find them online with their websites. It's a great place to work (both hopspitals) and living near the beach is a plus!
  5. by   nekhismom
    Thanks!! I am having some difficulty on hospitalsoup.com. It seems like the only positions are ICU, OR and ER!!! but i will keep searching for jobs. Thanks for the info!!!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The idea of giving you the website was to hook you up w/hospital names and phone numbers. NOT allpostings are always online at all times. Sometimes, you have to CALL HR depts to get the story. OR call the OB dept itself. IT will take some determination and follow-through to make your dream come true.
  7. by   Dayray
    Just put your resume on Monster . <<warning>> you will get allot of emails and phone calls. I'm still getting calls and its been a month from the time I took it off monster. the first week it was up I got flooded with calls. You'll get allot of calls from nursing placement agencies. Id only list with 2 agincies as they all work with the same hospitals and more then 2 is overkill.

    I had a littel experance but was basicly a new grad and got my pick of about 8 local hospitals and several out of state places. you will get sick of hearing from agiencies and hospitals but you will more then likely find something.
  8. by   rdhdnrs
    Hey, come to Arkansas!! The university hospital where I work in Little Rock hires new grads. But be warned, it's high-risk OB, pretty intense and not like on The Baby Show or whatever it is!!
  9. by   nekhismom
    Thanks everyone!! Sorry about the website thing, I misunderstood. I thought it had available openings. I guess I should have realized that it was not ran by the hospital. I did go to some websites on it, and that seems to be more helpful. I really appreciate all of your advice. Thanks again!!
  10. by   BusyGirl
    I my goal was to become a L&D RN and I did. When I was completing my 4th semester of my AASN program, we were able to do a two weeks internship of our choice. Of course I chose OB. I was hired there immediately after graduation so I only know OB nursing.

    I haven't worked as an RN since becoming pregnant with my second son four years ago, but I only know OB nursing and only want to do OB nursing. I'm afraid tho that I have lost my skills with my four year leave. I degress.....

    Anyway, I was able to get the speciality of my choice due to my internship 4th semester......
  11. by   nekhismom
    To my knowledge, we don't have internships during our last semester. It is another med-surg semester for us, and I think that all of our clinicals are arranged by our instructor. That's how it has always been in my program. >:

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