I've been a nurse for 8 years and have primarily worked in an office setting. I have alot of prenatal experience and I am a childbirth educator. 8 weeks ago I began working in the birthing center of my local hospital. It's a small hospital with about 350 deliveries per year. My question is about vaginal exams for cervical dilitation and effacement. I know a head when I feel one and I can feel sutures and fontanels but dilitation and effacement elude me. Will it get easier?
Also I read the thread about orientation lengths and mine is 12 weeks. Thats for L&D, PP, c-section recovery, and nursery. YIKES!
I will also be required to float to med-surg if our unit is slow. I'm nervous because I don't have hospital experienc but I'm so excited to be an OB nurse.