I worked a couple of years on PP. New grads can work there very well. At my hospital, L&D is separate, & nursery is separate. All three are under the same nurse manager, but the staff is not interchangeable from one area to another. Each area is considered its' own specialty.
To work in a facilility like this, it has to be a large hospital &/or a hospital where a lot of babies are born.....say, 150-200 a month minimum. The PP nurses at my hospital have been there anywhere from 10 to 30 years. They came and loved it.
It helps to go to your medical bookstore and buy some books on breastfeeding and postpartum care.
All teaching of breastfeeding and most infant care teaching is done by PP nurses. A large part of their responsibilities is in the teaching. New moms receive several hours of teaching.
On PP, GYN patients are usually there too. So , you may have women having gyn surgeries on your unit.....any problems associated with hysterectomies, vaginal, rectal prolapses, "pelvic relaxation" type surgeries, female urinary tract surgeries, and of course C-sections.
So, you will have a lot of post-ops, and those are interesting.
Admissions for scheduled C-sections are challenges, fetal monitoring and interpreting the monitoring....you will take classes and become certified in that.....
Mom's with pregnancy induced hypertension and in crisis are huge responsibilities....and a challenge. IV magnesium administration and monitoring for siezures, etc. is a challenge.
So, to sum up, it is much more challenging than it seems at first glance. Go for it.
The best thing about nursing is you can always switch if it isn't for you. Initially, go for what appeals to you. You may still be there in 2032 !