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by FroggieLiz FroggieLiz (Member) Member

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Hey, y'all!

I graduate in just a couple of months, but I haven't even started getting really serious about looking for a job. Should I be already looking?

I am doing my practicum now in labor & delivery. I am absolutely loving it, but what is the likelihood that I will be able to move straight into L&D after I get my license? I will be in the Montgomery area.

Also, what can I expect in the way of a salary?

Thanks for any help (and advice) you can give.

Elizabeth

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luvmyscrubs specializes in Emergency - Pediatric.

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Hi there! Sorry, I don't have any answers to your questions but I will begin my last semester of nursing school after the summer (we have summer off yay!!!) and will, too, be doing my labor and delivery practicum during my last semester. I was wondering what it is like and if you can think of anything I can be doing over the summer to prepare and maybe give me a "heads up" . I have always thought that L&D is where I would want to start out too. I live in Arkansas but will be working in TN. I think they let graduate nurses start out in L&D here. We just have to be precepted for longer than on a med/surg floor. At the moment, I extern at a hospital on a cardiac floor and I don't think it is for me. Anyway, would love any info you have!!!! Thanks!

Bethany

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FroggieLiz specializes in L&D.

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I would just suggest brushing up on your OB class stuff. Like reading FHR strips, etc. Know your interventions, as you will be using them! And, come armed with questions so that you can get a greater understanding.

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Hey, y'all!

I graduate in just a couple of months, but I haven't even started getting really serious about looking for a job. Should I be already looking?

I am doing my practicum now in labor & delivery. I am absolutely loving it, but what is the likelihood that I will be able to move straight into L&D after I get my license? I will be in the Montgomery area.

Also, what can I expect in the way of a salary?

Thanks for any help (and advice) you can give.

Elizabeth

I'm not sure about Montgomery but some terrific L&D nurses in Huntsville told me that I could go straight to L&D after getting my License. If I remember correctly they start at 19 or 20 dollars and hour before shift differentials. That was a year and a half ago though so I am not sure how current the salary data is. I plan on working there after I graduate and obtain my license.

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Elizabeth,

I currently work in L&D in a hospital in Montgomery. I know that the hospital that I work at, we do hire new grads. I have been there for almost 15 years & love it. I work with a good group of nurses. The starting salary (I think it is the same for all 3 hospitals in Montgomery) is $18.00 an hour plus shift diff. The night shift diff is $4 an hour & evening shift is $3 an hour. We work 3-12 hour shifts and every 3rd weekend. I know that we have a couple of positions open. Email me & I will tell you some more. What nursing school do you attend? AUM, Auburn or Troy State? Good Luck!!

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LightningRN specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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I work in L&D in Montgomery too. Feel free to msg me if you want any more information than what people have already given you. :)

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Is this still true of the Huntsville area? Do they still hire new grads into the L&D units? The websites are saying 1-5 yrs experience required. Crestwood says 5 yrs required and HSV had a recent listing that stated 1 yr OB experience required.

Michelle

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cruisernurse has 21 years experience and specializes in OR.

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Hi, I currently work at Crestwood as a traveler. They just hired 4 new grads for l/d. They have a new manager and she is very pro new grads. Some are even day shift positions. Call up there and ask for the nursing manager (Arlon). My last day is Sept 16, so she may need someone by then.

I also just finished my assignment at Montgomery East and they have hired 5 new grads and I know they are looking for more since a couple more people are leaving the state. one will be gone in 2 wks. I would call the nursing manager there too. Just ask for the l/d manager and they will connect you to Darri

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LightningRN specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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Hi, I currently work at Crestwood as a traveler. They just hired 4 new grads for l/d. They have a new manager and she is very pro new grads. Some are even day shift positions. Call up there and ask for the nursing manager (Arlon). My last day is Sept 16, so she may need someone by then.

I also just finished my assignment at Montgomery East and they have hired 5 new grads and I know they are looking for more since a couple more people are leaving the state. one will be gone in 2 wks. I would call the nursing manager there too. Just ask for the l/d manager and they will connect you to Darri

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Hope you are doing well. We all miss you.

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cruisernurse has 21 years experience and specializes in OR.

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email me @ bignursenanc@yahoo.com...... Miss my Montgomery girls a lot. Loved that place, but it sure is nice doing a lot less deliveries right now!!

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Cruiser,

That is very hopeful! I haven't even been accepted into nursing school so I have a LONG way to go but I am trying to get an idea about my odds of getting a job as an OB nurse if/when I graduate. I am way ahead of myself I know but I was getting a bit discouraged when looking at the websites. Thank you so much for your reply!

Michelle

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