Quote from chel2thec
I was just wondering how you like your job..right now I'm debating on labor & delivery nursing or psychology. I was also wondering how much you actually get to work with the newborns, or some jobs that would allow you to work directly with the newborns. Thank you!
Nursing and psychology are two totally different disciplines. Are you aware that there is very little you can do with a degree in Psychology unless you have at least a Master's degree? There isn't much to do with babies in the field, anyway.
There is a lot of nursing one has to accomplish before one gets to "work with the babies", as you put it.
I am assuming from the post that maybe you are in high school and looking into careers? Good for you!
I would suggest that you call up the maternity nurse managers from a few of your local hospitals and ask about shadowing a nursery nurse (or another nurse within that department). They could answer your questions and give you a little betterpicture of what the various jobs entail.
Just remember, nursing is NOT glamorous; very rewarding to those of us who love it, but NOT galmorous, romantic or glitzy. It is NOt wnat is presented on television. Good luck in your career search!