I am a student nurse, finishing up my maternity rotation. I am somewhat surprised that I am considering L&D for my preceptorship because I've heard it's for Type A personalities (and my clinical instructor describes herself that way) and also that you should be the kind of person who loves stress. I am not Type A and I don't love stress! But many nursing jobs are stressful, aren't they? Is L&D with 2 patients more stressful than med/surg with 5 patients? I do know that things can turn quickly in L&D (I witnessed an urgent c-section last week).So, can someone like me, not a Type A, do well in L&D? If it matters, nursing is my second career and I've been an L&D patient three times!