Today, I ended my focused in OB. I spent two days in PP, and the rest in L&D. It was great. I got to participate in seven deliveries with my preceptor and she was the best teacher. She has such a positive outlook on things, and that is really refreshing.
I also got a compliment from one of the OB docs after assisting with a delivery. He actually remembered my name, and told me I did great with the labor. (All I did was hold one of her legs up, palpate for contractions and tell her when it was ok to start pushing--had epidural in). This patient also insisted on taking pictures of me with baby and referred to me as one of her nurses. Although at the beginning, she referred to me as "the student" and I was no more than a gofer. Gosh, I just loved it, but I can also see how OB can be so stressful. We had a few deliveries that were worrisome...I actually went home and dreamed about these babies.
I also talked to the director today and hopefully, I will get a position in June. Job openings for techs were just posted this morning. I really like this director. She seems sincere and the staff has said "she is so fair"....
Ok, I am done, just had to express all this stuff, and now it is time to get to work with my clinical writeups.
May 8, '03
Hi Kimmi! OB was awesome! I only had six weeks there and I only spent one lousy day inL&D. The rest was in Post partum. The nurses there are truley great in L&D---really great teachers. Now I am in psych which is quite a shift from OB.
So glad you liked your experience!!Also good luck with graduation you lucky dawwwg
Last edit by pokey sn on May 8, '03