Womens Health NPRegister Today!
- by lah07f Jul 30, '12My future goal is to become a women's health nurse practitioner. I thought working in L&D would be a good job to gain experience before going back to school to be a WHNP. However, talking to older nurses they said that a WHNP program would want more well rounded experience. I know that WHNP's do a lot more than pre and postpartum care, but wouldn't L&D be a good starting off point?
If you do not think L&D would be a good flow into WHNP eventually, what would you suggest doing?
- Jul 30, '12 by kloneI would say working in an OB/gyn clinic.
- Aug 3, '12 by passionflowerIf you have a chance to get hired onto an L & D unit go for it. It can only help in your quest to become a WHNP. You learn a lot about laboring and delivering but also, antepartum care - they are admitted for all sorts of reasons, diabetes, hypertension, ruptured membranes, infection. Also for reasons pertaining to their medical history. You have to triage these patients and care for them sometimes on a long term basis and you learn a lot.