After working over the last year as a school nurse, I need a change. I have a great opportunity to interview for an L&D internship position and I'm very excited about it. I understand that L&D is not all about happy experiences and things can go south very, very quickly. I'm been studying old notes from school, taking online FHM strip tests and studying conditions, and although my rotation in nursing school did not provide much of any L&D experience, I really think I would enjoy the challenge of learning this specialty and having the privilege of being a part of bringing a new life into the world.
I have also always had an interest in the O.R., and like the fact that L&D nurses can go into C-sections. A little background, I never really have done floor nursing for very long because I had a horrible med-surg experience and realized that it just wasn't for me. I respect those nurses who can do med-surg..... I'm just not good with caring for so many patients at once. Maybe I never gave it a good chance, but I was overwhelmed. Maybe L&D would be similar to this and I'm being naive... would like input on what L&D is like, skills that make a good L&D nurse, etc. I feel like I might be a good fit because I am extremely focused, vigilant, conscientious, and cautious. School nursing has been nice but I'm kinda bored now and would really like to get into a specialty that interests me. Thank you :)