Please read OB/GYN RNs please help...my last post. I really need some help. Thanks!

  1. I either want to be an OB/GYN RN or a L&D RN. I want to work in a delivery room so I am not sure if both can do that. Please tell me college course to take and any other things I can do that would help. This is my dream so please help my dream come true.
    Email me info at gladyststiles@hotmail.com
    Thanks so much
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  3. by   fergus51
    There is no real secret. You just have to apply and be accepted into a nursing program at a college or university. What courses you have to take will be determined by the program. When you are in nursing school, try to get clinical time in OB, and when you graduate, apply to the unit you want to work on.
  4. by   Dayray
    All you need to do is find a college with a nursing program. Take the prerequisite course and then apply to a nursing program.

    All nurses train as generalists so once your out of school you can work on any unit that is willing to train you. Sometimes managers want you to have a years experience working in med surge before they will train for L&D but others will hire you strait out of school.
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Then get accepted and tossed into a delivery environment with hopefully a relatively decent orientation...It comes with time. MUCH much time...Good luck. If you want to be an OB nurse, you will find a way..Good luck!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    how are you doing? any closer to applying to nursing school?
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from GladysStiles
    I either want to be an OB/GYN RN or a L&D RN. I want to work in a delivery room so I am not sure if both can do that. Please tell me college course to take and any other things I can do that would help. This is my dream so please help my dream come true.
    Email me info at gladyststiles@hotmail.com
    Thanks so much
    Gladys,

    It's totally up to you on the track you want to go. The first step is to apply to nursing school, of course. You do clinicals many areas, but when you graduate, you just pick the track where you want to go.
    If you are lucky enough to be in an area where you have an OB setup of an LDRP (where the mother labors, delivers, recovers and spends her postpartum time all in the same room), you can do it all. Otherwise, you might have to take your pick between working L&D (actually working in the delivery room) or working OB/postpartum (where the mom spends the rest of her stay, also called Mother/Baby nursing). You might be able to work in both, it just depends on job openings and policy at the hospital you end up working at.
    Good luck!
  8. by   jward
    After nursing school I would make sure I obtained a good solid year of med/surg expierience. I am a manager of an OB department and that is one of the first things I look at; if the person has any med/surg expierience, especially if they are a new graduate. Specializing is okay but if you want to change a good med/surg background is the best thing you can have.

    Jane

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