Hi, my name is Meredith and I am 22 years old I recently started school, and I am going to be starting my prerequisites. I really want to be a labor and delivery nurse; is there any special things I would have to do to become one. Do you think it is a good idea to take Nutrition, phycology, and Microbiology at the same time????
that seems to be a good class combination. Of the 3 Micro is the hardest, Nutrition is the easiest. If the work load is too hard within the first week, drop psychology before the drop deadline. Classes you dont want to take together are biology, chemistry, microbiology, A&P1, A&P 2 Algebra, statistics (depending on your program requirements). These are all intense time consuming classes that really need A's to be competitive. I just finished my labor clinicals...they rarely, if ever hire new grads on that floor. They say several 3-5 years experience in other areas before getting to labor floor such as med-surg, critical care or icu may be needed, because the nurses there have to know their stuff,, anything can happen. check out discovernursing.com to learn about different careers as a nurse.
Last edit by ArrowRN on Oct 5, '13