I’ve been a nurse since 2018. Started off in Medsurg, but always knew I wanted to do L&D, PP, or Peds. I picked up a job as a homecare pediatrics nurse (to gain some kind of experience) while simultaneously working as a medsurg nurse in March of 2020. I quit my medsurg job last Summer and decided to fully focus on obtaining a job in L&D or postpartum. I have a lot of experience working with children (Daycare teacher’s assistant, CNA on a peds floor), but no L&D experience. Since I quit medsurg, I’ve had interviews for L&D, but no luck in securing a position due to my lack of experience in L&D. Most of the time, I pass the HR interview, but my application is immediately rejected after it’s sent to the manager. I’ve only interviewed with a unit manager once. I came across a new graduate/residency position in a neighboring state. I’ve applied to other residencies in the past, but have been disqualified due to my experience as a nurse (most want new grads or nurses with 12 months or less if nursing experience). I’m really tempted to just omit some of my nursing experience in order to qualify. Part of me thinks it’s not ethical, but the other part of me doesn’t care. What do you think I should do?