I’m struggling to decide if I want to stay at my nurse externship and then be a permanent RN there after I graduate.
This Summer I received a great opportunity to be a nurse intern on a labor and delivery unit but I was not prepared for what I encountered. This unit does labors, postpartum care and has a special care nursery. The first few days were rough. Me and my preceptor had an IUFD patient (intrauterine fetal demise) which was kind of intense. On my fourth day my preceptor went home early and an emergency placenta abruption comes in! Everyone runs to the back to help with an emergency c section and I had no clue what to do. It was very scary and I did not feel safe. The baby did not make it.
After those incidences it really had me thinking if I really want to do L&D. My last couple of weeks have been good thus far. But I’m still unsure. I’m going back and fourth between starting on a med surg unit first or staying on the unit as an RN once I graduate. I hope you all could give me some insight or words of encouragement please and thank you.