Jump to content
2019 Nursing Salary Survey Read more... ×

I thought I wanted to be a L&D nurse...

LPN-RN   (223 Views 1 Comments)
by emis emis (New Member) New Member Nurse

34 Visitors; 1 Post


I’m an LPN-RN student in the second year of my ASN program. I’m taking OB right now, which is notoriously the hardest course in the program. 

I really truly want to give labor and delivery nursing a go. As an LPN, I have worked for the past two years in an ALF and the two years prior to that in an SNF. I love the elderly, I have strong assessment skills, and coworkers value my clinical judgement. I was promoted to charge nurse after one year of working in the SNF and continue with charge duties in the ALF. However, dealing with chronic illnesses and death is wearing on me and I was looking forward to switching gears after graduation

The problem is my test grades in this OB course have been incredibly discouraging!!! I am barely passing which is highly unusual for me. I have breezed through courses thus far and tested out of 3 courses. 

Is my chronic illness/med-surg brain not adjusting well to obstetrical care? Am I not cut out to be a labor and delivery nurse? What can I do differently? 



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites