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  1. Hi! I'm a new grad who's been offered 2 positions, one in Mother-Baby and one in an ICU. My goal throughout nursing school was to be a labor and delivery nurse one day but I've been debating getting experience first such as in critical care before pursuing it. Has anyone gone straight into L&D/Mother-Baby/OB after graduating, do you have any regrets about it?
  2. lexxa25


    Hi! I had the same problem as you a few years ago. I was in the saaaaame situation, torn between the same options, and ultimately I decided to do the RN program over the LPN and honestly, I don't regret it for a moment! It was difficult, I had to take loans, I applied for every scholarship I could, cut and reduced my costs everywhere I could (I lived off of coffee and cereal and milk for plenty of meals ), I had to use credit cards but it was worth it. It's only an extra year. You'll make more as a RN after graduation, you'll have more opportunities for employment and more growth and you have everything done as you said already to begin! I say you do it and you don't look back. It's going to be one hell of a sacrifice but you'll reap a big reward, I promise you. Good luck and hang in there!
  3. Hey everyone, So I'm a new graduate who has been offered two positions. One is in the ICU and one in Mother-Baby where I'll also be cross trained in L&D and OR. I went to nursing school wanting to do L&D, I've had that dream for such a long time but after my clinicals, I graduated a little less sure about it, I realized I really love being on a critical care unit as well so now I have these two offers and I'm not sure which to go with. I'm torn. I've heard over and over again ICU isn't for new grads but I got the offer and I know it would be a great opportunity. Any advice?