Getting Mother/Baby/L+D with NO experience

  1. How did you start your job with no experience? I have always wanted to work post partum and could never find a hospital with a new grad program. I ended up doing Peds, which I love and am now a PNP. BUT many years later, I still would love to do Mother/Baby. A local hospital is hiring PT days which is exactly what I want but of course say "must have experience". So how did you all get your first jobs in this area with no experience?
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  3. by   LibraSunCNM
    I was working med/surg and applied to Mother/Baby at the same hospital. It took a few months to get formally hired, but the manager interviewed me when I applied because she knew she had several maternity leaves coming up and just told me to sit tight. It's different place to place, though, obviously. You have great experience, I say apply and make your case, although you may get some questions about why you want to work as a floor nurse when you are a nurse practitioner. Good luck!
  4. by   AZBlueBell
    Network as much as you can! Reach out to people and get your name out there. Send resumes and keep applying.

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