Okay. So I graduate in December with my BSN (finally!!) and after clinical experiences in many, many areas, postspartum nursing is where my heart is. As you know, this is a popular specialty and many of my fellow students are interested in OB nursing, although I'm the only one who specifically wants postpartum - everyone else wants L&D. Even though I'm in my mid-40s and have experiential knowledge (note user name
), I know I'm not anywhere near ready for the pace of L&D - yet.
So, although I'm going to apply to the hospitals in my area that accept new grads into PP, I'm considering other options, because I don't have much hope for getting my 1st choice for that 1st job. Unless there's a drastic change in the job market, my class is being told to "be open to other possibilities" and I'm taking that advice seriously. It might sound like a weird combination with PP, but I like the geriatric patients too and I'm seriously considering long-term care as another possibility. Does anyone think that if I have, say, a year of LTC nursing, I can transition into PP? If not, where would you suggest I try to get experience?
Looking forward to hearing your advice!