Where in the country are new grads getting hired?

  1. Hi
    I am a male nursing student graduating in May. I would like to go into L&D or postpartum as a new grad if possible. I know my gender presents a hurdle in this field but I'm hoping it's still possible. I'm in California, which has a tough market for new grads, let alone in L&D. However, I'm willing to relocate anywhere in the country, so I'm asking which areas of the country you see new grad nurses getting hired into these fields in. I also wanted to ask whether any of you work with any male L&D nurses.
    Thanks!
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Indianapolis hospitals are hiring lots of new grads. Just had an event at one of my clinical sites two weeks ago.
  4. by   ashleyisawesome
    We hire new grads in Eastern PA. We have one male L&D RN and at least one other male RN on our OB unit at our other campus. We also have a male PCA.
  5. by   klone
    Southern Oregon Coast
  6. by   labordude
    Hi...male L&D nurse here (also NICU and lactation). Your gender is only as much of a hurdle as you let it be. To be honest, it's harder getting past HR and some opinionated staff nurses. Down here in Houston, there are several of us L&Dudes. I have worked with experienced and new grads guys alike. We'd welcome you and we hire new graduates.
  7. by   AnnieCan87
    Hi Helices,
    I am a new grad that just started on an OB floor (both L&D and Postpartum). I am in a rural area (Shenandoah Valley of VA) and found I had to move away from Richmond, VA in order to even get an interview for L&D as a new grad. But I had no connections with the OB world at any of the city hospitals and it seemed they only hired techs who had worked there or those who had a practicum experience there. That said I am sure it is very possible if you wanted it. As for being a male nurse, I always wondered why there was a "stigma" considering many OB doctors are male! So cool you want to work in that field. Good luck!
  8. by   DisneyNurseGal
    My hospital in Southern Utah has a great, robust new grad program; however, you can not get into a specialty area without 6 months at least on the Med/Surg, Telemetry, Neuro, Ortho or Intensive Care units.

    It would be great to have time on a unit like this first before specializing so you can develop your critical thinking, time management and critical care skills.
  9. by   StaceOB
    Duke (Durham, NC) hires new grads for their residency program. We've had 2 great male L&D nurses on our unit that I know of (one moved away, sadly). I've never understood why people think a male L&D nurse is strange, but a male obstetrician is normal. Occasionally someone will request female providers, but I'm sure that happens on other units too.
  10. by   LibraSunCNM
    Quote from ldrnicuguy
    Hi...male L&D nurse here (also NICU and lactation). Your gender is only as much of a hurdle as you let it be. To be honest, it's harder getting past HR and some opinionated staff nurses. Down here in Houston, there are several of us L&Dudes. I have worked with experienced and new grads guys alike. We'd welcome you and we hire new graduates.
    L&Dudes! Love it. I'd love to work with some too, sadly never have.
  11. by   labordude
    Quote from LibraSunCNM
    L&Dudes! Love it. I'd love to work with some too, sadly never have.
    I'm looking to join you in the CNM world, just got my acceptance to Frontier and interviewing with Bethel soon.
  12. by   Khaleesi_RN
    Hi. I am a new grad who just started on the OB unit in Indiana. I had no prior CNA/tech experience either. I always wondered if there were male nurses interested in OB as I've never seen one. Good luck!
  13. by   jami_7
    surprisingly, I say Utah. I work L&D in Utah and we just had a male preceptor who was amazing and patients adored him but he took a job just north of us. there are two major corporations Utah, IHC & HCA. IHC makes you have like 6 months experience before you specialize but HCA, mountain star here in Utah, we love having people to train the way we like so look into those!
  14. by   klone
    Quote from jami_7
    surprisingly, I say Utah. I work L&D in Utah and we just had a male preceptor who was amazing and patients adored him but he took a job just north of us. there are two major corporations Utah, IHC & HCA. IHC makes you have like 6 months experience before you specialize but HCA, mountain star here in Utah, we love having people to train the way we like so look into those!
    How is Utah for liberal gay atheists?

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