I am a newly graduated LPN and I just accepted a position in an og/gyn clinic that is part of one of the largest hospitals in my area. Ob/gyn has been my main interest since I was a medical assistant in ob/gyn office.
As a medical assistant, I did a lot of general nursing skills, but the providers I worked for always did most of their own stuff. I did vitals, roomed patients, took histories, the occasional EKG, FHR monitoring and assisted the providers when they needed.
WHat can I expect as a nurse in an ob/gyn clinic? More of the same? I noticed a thread indicating that it is not uncommon for nurses to do pelvic exams. Is this just in the hospital setting? Office setting as well? Only RNs?
So many questions! I know I will get them answered at orientation, but I am a 'need to know NOW' type gal. So tell me, what skills do you use frequently? Are you an RN or LPN and what type of setting do you work in? Thank you all for your answers!!!