Please advise...

  1. Hi there, I am an LPN, will be an RN this time next year (Lord willing) Anyway, I am very interested in OB/GYN- loved it in clinicals- but how to make the jump from an Alzhiemers unit to that? Do you think that is appropriate? Should I go Med/Surg first? I really , really love the birthing process! No hospital experience save for clinical, went right back to where I had worked as a CNA for years. Thanks in advance for suggestions
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It is MORE than appropriate. I went STRAIGHT into OB/GYN right out of nursing school; brand spankin new RN I was. So if I CAN DO IT, why NOT YOU? I say for GO FOR IT and work your angles NOW! Good luck!
  4. by   night owl
    I always wanted to work in OB, but alot of places around my neck of the woods don't hire LPN's or hire from within first, and it seems that everyone wants OB. I know, I know... go back to school for my RN. Hmmmmm....Let's see, I retire hopefully in eight years from my present place of employment. If I get my RN, then I'll have the challange of being hired because of my age. Do they hire "Old Bags" in OB/GYN?
  5. by   imenid37
    hey we have lots of over and way over 30 gals on our unit. i think since you already have nursing experience, even though it is as an lpn, most places would gladly hire you. you already know so many important things like organization and prioritizing, so you are not just like a regular green new grad. go for it. if you really want ob, why waste time doing something else?
  6. by   renerian
    Noelle I cannot respond to your question as I have no OB experience but I do have another question for you............you must have the patience of a saint to work with the memory impaired. How can you stand it? I do not like it at all.

    renerian
  7. by   nursenoelle
    renerian- some days are better than other i will tell you! When I train someone new to the unitI tell them to have zero expectations meaning that you need to get into the patients' "world" because you cannot bring them into yours. Becoming upset when things do not go according to plan will do nothing at all. You just go in there , have fun and love those guys,pray they take thier meds and ensure pt. safety. I prefer that unit to the others (get 2 out of 4 rotaion days in there), but I admit that when they enter into the end stages it hurts , bad, and is draining, and you feel helpless. That is why I want to branch out, but will still visit "my little cherubs" when I leave.



    thank all for your advise...
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    It is MORE than appropriate. I went STRAIGHT into OB/GYN right out of nursing school; brand spankin new RN I was. So if I CAN DO IT, why NOT YOU? I say for GO FOR IT and work your angles NOW! Good luck!
    Ditto. Don't waste time doing something you don't want to. GO FOR IT!

    Heather
  9. by   nursenoelle
    Wow ! You guys are so great.. I am convinced, calling dept. at the local hops. today to see if the need some per diem help 'til I finish this program . Thanks for the push!

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