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Ob/Gyn   (1,369 Views | 2 Replies)

JavaRN specializes in L&D.

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Hey all,

I've been on allnurses since I began my pre-reqs and yesterday I found out I passed my NCLEX, so this is my first post as an RN.

I'm looking forward to being part of this L&D community, I start my job in two weeks.

Nursing is a mid-life career change for me, my previous career had nothing to do with the medical field. When I began nursing school, L&D was not on my short list of interests, but I kept an open mind throughout school and when I had my clinicals -- wow, I became hooked!

I will be going through this change with a large cohort, but I wondered if you had suggestions for any tools or resources I should start looking into now to help me be the best nurse I can be. Naturally I have my stethoscope, etc. from clinicals -- I need to replace my bandage scissors as mine disappeared (please lmk if you have specific recs -- my nursing school ones were just some stainless steel ones from Amazon). I have joined AWOHNN. Are there tools you've needed to pick up for yourself? Web sites/books/blogs you think would be helpful? Random bits of advice for this first year in the field?

Thank you in advance for anything you are willing to share. I hope to do the same for another newbie once I have experience under my belt.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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Congratulations and welcome to OB!

The most useful book I've found is called (I think) Mosby's Pocket Guide to Fetal Heart Monitoring, or something like that. It's a smallish soft cover book that's sort of hot pink, I believe.

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JavaRN specializes in L&D.

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Thanks!! I'll look for it!

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