Career Suicide?? - page 2

Hello all. I want to work in L&D, that is all I want to do. I went to nursing school already knowing I wanted to be an L&D nurse. I should find out around Wednesday if I am getting hired....... Read More

  1. by   susanmary
    Melissa, I live in CT & maybe I can help. I'm emailing you personally. I work in a large hospital (maybe you've applied there). Be patient. Polish your resume. Be persistent -- have you followed up after your interviews with a personal note? Have you called the managers back & followed up? I know for a fact that many of the large hospitals do hire new grads into most areas -- you should be able to call the shots. Worst case scenario, you can always start out on another floor & transfer. But I really believe that you should start out WHERE you want -- and if OB - L&D is your dream -- then go for it. Best of luck to you. We certainly need more enthusiastic nurses. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
  2. by   Q.
    Follow SusanMary's advice. (love that name)
    Follow up and don't give up. Send thank you notes, etc and I don't know if looking at other neighboring cities might help.
  3. by   MelissaCT
    As a rule HH doesn't hire new grads into L&D.
    Sometimes they make an exception.
    If they do, they will most likely hire a peer of mine, who is doing her clinical there.

    I have done my followup homework too.
    We will see what happens. I'm doing my best to end up in L&D.
    I also interviewed for antepartum, which would be better than med/surg to me.
  4. by   susanmary
    Sounds like you are covering your bases & doing all the right steps. Antepartum might be a way into the door at HH -- the women's health department is excellent (trust me.) I'd follow up. Routinely. Check their website regularly as there are always positions posted in women's health. FYI -- don't ASSUME anything -- just because your peer is doing her clinical there does NOT mean she has an edge over you. From your postings, you sound very intelligent & dedicated. It ain't over yet......
  5. by   MelissaCT
    Thank you Susanmary.
  6. by   susanmary
    You're welcome. I'm going to bed now. Check your email.