I am in my final semester of nursing school. I will be sitting for the nclex come this fall! I interested in pursuing a career in maternity. With that being said, do you think it would be a good idea for me to go ahead and take an NRP and/or STABLE certification course?
The only reason why I am hesitant on it is that I will be applying as a new grad and I am worried that I will not be able to get a job in maternity at first. Therefore wasting time/money on obtaining these certifications.
However, I am hopeful that by obtaining the certifications, it will increase my chances of me landing my dream job! Please let me know what you think, take the courses or not?
I wouldn't recommend it. You don't have enough experience to get the most benefit from those courses. And if you will need them for work, a good hospital will provide them for you for free. And it is unlikely that they will have a significant impact on whether or not you get a particular job.