I am wanting/needing some advice, wisdom, support or tough love. I am a new grad who just started my first job at a local large hospital. I have always wanted to work in L&D. This was my passion since before I even knew I wanted to become an RN. Through school, it's all I thought about, and I couldnt wait to become a L&d nurse. I graduated top of my class and did my final preceptorship in L&D. Once I graduated I found out I had to move states. When I finished moving, I began to apply for jobs. Every L&D job in my area wanted at least a year of RN experience. I got very very lucky getting hired in the unit I am at (ICU) but it is not in L&D. The unit im working at never hire's new grads, and agreed to hire and train me. Although I love the people I work with, and my job is great, I can't shake the feeling that this is not my passion, I am in the wrong specialty. My passion is in women's health, labor and delivery. I want to become a midwife eventually. I plan on giving this unit around 2 years of work before seeking out L&D jobs since they were so kind to train me. I am also planning on becoming a doula in the meantime to keep my foot in women's health. I am trying to keep my head up, and believing that soon I will be able to work in the area I am passionate about. I know some nurse managers look down on applicants who apply to a position if they have not been at their current job for over a year yet. I am so thankful for my job and his experience I am getting, and I know many have not been so lucky in the job market.What would you say is a good amount of time to work and get experience before I apply to L&D? How can I keep myself marketable to the L&D managers?