No, actually, LDRP suites are not usually more common in large hospitals. Quite the opposite is true. The larger hospitals usually have separate and distinct labor/delivery and post-partum or mother-baby rooms/units. Sometimes, these are even on different FLOORS with completely different nursing staff. Matter of fact, the larger the hospital is, the more likely you will have LDR and PP/mother-baby units that are separate altogether. LDRP concepts usually work better in smaller community hospitals, not really huge, busy ones.
And , no, not every new grad is suited to jump right into LDRP. Some are better off doing PP/mother-baby first then labor. It's really overwhelming to most to learn it all at once, and unless you have a REALLY lengthy orientation (in excess of 3-6 months), it is not likely you will be able to function in LDRP independently for a while. It takes most new grads the better part of one year before they feel at all comfortable doing all of what is required of an LDRP nurse. I would seriously recommend learning PP/ mother-baby FIRST, then orienting to LABOR, later, if at all possible. Learning LDRP was the most overwhelming thing ever for me, as a new grad, 7 years ago. I wish I had had the choice to do it more gradually. If you do go directly into LDRP, make darn sure you will have a very thorough, comprehensive orientation that is at least 3 months long (fulltime). Or better yet, see if a residency is offered where you plan to enter into LDRP----really you will be glad if you do it this way first.