I'm an ER nurse who is thinking of switching to Labor and Delivery, and I'd like to hear some perspectives from nurses already in that field.
First, am I crazy? (Only half joking, ha)
I have 6 years of ED experience but zero labor/delivery experience, besides my nursing school
clinical. So I am not sure I can even get hired in L/D anyway. But I know that I really want to move to this specialty, I've wanted to for years and feel pretty passionately about it. Whether or no I'm cut out for it remains to be seen.
Any advice for specific material I should review?
Networking tips? I feel I should reach out to current L and D nurses but I don't know any personally and have no idea where to start. Anybody else in here come to women's health as a second specialty? How did you research/network? Or did you just apply and hope for the best?
I know this is a really broad question, hopefully I'm making sense. Thank you in advance!