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  1. Like Amber, I soon will be beginning my nursing education program. Now, I know that before specializing in any specific field of nursing I must learn about the field as a whole. Anyway... my question is this. Eventually, I would like to be one of two things (haven't decided on one yet)...
    1- L&D
    2- the nurse who sees the mother-to-be prior to the birth of their baby (is this an OB/GYN nurse practitioner?)
    so, i need to know the names of these types of nurses.
    Please help. I posted another messages a couple days ago, and didn't get much of a response. But, I really need your help. I know a lot of you are already in the field and your knowledge can really help me out a great deal.
    THANK YOU...
    oh, and by the way, I think Amber (another post) is kind of in the same boat as me. Please help us!
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  3. by   Jen PN
    [Dear Amber, QUOTE]Originally posted by Tina C:You are just at the begining, don't worry you will learn alot in nursing school, probably more than you can imagine. During the course they will teach you about each individual field and there requirements.Fresh out of school you should get some experience on a medical surgical floor in a hospital to get some eperience then specialize.GOOD LUCK! You have chosen a wonderful rewarding profession.I just finished nursing school myself.
    Like Amber, I soon will be beginning my nursing education program. Now, I know that before specializing in any specific field of nursing I must learn about the field as a whole. Anyway... my question is this. Eventually, I would like to be one of two things (haven't decided on one yet)...
    1- L&D
    2- the nurse who sees the mother-to-be prior to the birth of their baby (is this an OB/GYN nurse practitioner?)
    so, i need to know the names of these types of nurses.
    Please help. I posted another messages a couple days ago, and didn't get much of a response. But, I really need your help. I know a lot of you are already in the field and your knowledge can really help me out a great deal.
    THANK YOU...
    oh, and by the way, I think Amber (another post) is kind of in the same boat as me. Please help us!
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  4. by   jama
    HI! First you want to get your RN There are several ways- 4 year college degree or at a junior college and get associate degree. A nurse practitioner has a college degree (4year- but not necessarily a bsn) then has a masters degree. With an rn licence you can work on obstetric dept and you could do l&d nursery postpartum. An ob nurse practitioner can work in ob office and does see pts in office both pregnant or gyn pts. She can treat, do paps etc.

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