Teresa, you are almost done! Congratulations to you. The correct spelling
is "postpartum." Every hospital is different regarding floating/cross-covering -- since you are interested in Yale -- set up an appointment with the Nurse Manager and ask him/her. Remember, you will become more adept with your assessment skills with experience. Perhaps you can shadow the ob/gyn departments there to see if you feel it is a good "fit" for you.
The pay is supposed to be outstanding. If I lived closer, I would work there in a heartbeat. Close family member had a major surgery done there -- the care was outstanding. Can't say enough -- and as a nurse that means alot!
Regarding floating at Yale -- A recent ad for float pool pays up to $46+/hour; differentials up to $6+/hour & a sign-on bonus of up to $12,000. Get your experience -- find what you LIKE to do -- then you will have so many choices. Remember, one day at a time ... you can't "rush" experience. I also believe that if a new RN has a strong theory base & solid critical-thinking skills -- with a good orientation and support, he/she should be able to succeed in most areas. Good luck.