Hi!I am new to these boards. I graduate as an RN in December. I went to nursing school with the intention of working in the OR. I work at a hospital now, but in th Information Systems department. I went in there to fix there PC for the first time and I knew I just had to work there one day. Anyhow, during nursing school, I have also become kind of interested in Labor & Delivery. Our hospital has a summer externship program this summer, but not for the OR. So, I was offered the externship for Labor & Delivery. My question is if I finish the L& D externship after 8 weeks and still think I want to work in the OR, will the externship be an asset or a liability as far as getting a new grad position in the OR. I could have taken the externship in Same Day Surgery, but the Externship Coordinator said that many of the previous externs did not have a good experience. I figured that I would at least get to go to the OR for C-Sections. Plus, I get 3 days at the end of the 8 weeks to observe in any department, so I can choose the OR then. I just don't know which area to pursue yet. Sometimes I feel like if I don't at least try to work in the OR that I will always regret it. Well, thanks for letting me vent!