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by rileysmom rileysmom (New Member) New Member

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Labor & Delivery/Pstparum departments in the St. Louis area? This is really the area of nursing I want to persue but want to see what the market is like first.

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Lisa

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Are you already a RN? If so, I'd start calling local employers -- BJC, SSM, St. John's (I hear it's difficult to get on there due to high demand), St. Luke's, Tenet, etc. There's certainly plenty of hospitals in this area, but I understand L & D is the favored choice of a lot of new grads, so the competition might be a little stiff if you're still in school or haven't started. Then again, the market can change in a heartbeat!

Best wishes!!

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No I am not an RN yet. I havent even started school. I justed to feel the area out before I decide what I want to do.

Do you know if hospitals in the area use LPN's on the postpartum unit?

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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Sorry, no idea really....we don't do an official L&D rotation in clinicals, so I won't even have much of an opportunity to ask anyone. Have you checked out the hospitals' websites to see if they have LPN positions listed on them? I know Barnes, St. John's, and St. Luke's had a pretty nice employment section when I looked last time. And I certainly wouldn't hesitate to call any of them to ask; the recruiters are usually very helpful to student prospects!! :wink2:

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mamason has 5 years experience and specializes in cardiac.

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I work across the river from St. Louis. About 25 minutes away. And here there are 2 main hospitals. Working at one and used to work at the other. And, unfortunatley, there aren't many openings for LPN's at either hospital. If I were you, I would just call and talk with the nurse recruiters for the hospitals that you are interested in. They should be able to let you know one way or the other. Each facility is different. So, the answers may vary.

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BeccaznRN has 10 years experience and specializes in NICU, High-Risk L&D, IBCLC.

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I don't remember seeing one LPN in my OB clinical, which included L&D, nursery, and PP. I think most of the hospitals in St. Louis don't hire many LPNs anymore - even in med/surg areas. Best you go straight for your RN if this is the area you are interested in. I'm not sure what the competition is, but one of the gals I graduated with got a new grad spot in L&D in St. Louis. I also know that others interviewed but didn't get in. However, there are plenty of things you can do before graduation to make yourself more attractive to get into this sought-after specialty....check out a post I did awhile back on this....

https://allnurses.com/forums/f157/beccaznrn-210395.html

I know I work with a handful of LVNs out here in California, but most are in PP and there are definitely no openings! ;)

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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I think most of the hospitals in St. Louis don't hire many LPNs anymore - even in med/surg areas. Best you go straight for your RN if this is the area you are interested in.

I worked with one LPN @ DePaul last semester, but she had been there like 12 years or something if I recall correctly. I can't recall seeing a LPN during any of my other clinical assignments, but I've only been on one other floor.

I agree with getting a RN if possible. Seems like that's the direction most hospitals are going from what I've read on these boards, other than LTC facilities.

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