Sorry this is so long!My story: I was a RN in L&D for 13 years and loved it for about 10 or 11 years. I decided to leave when the place just became CRAZY (450 deliveries a month). Because I was an experienced nurse, I pretty much was assigned to take care of the high-risk pregnancies. EVERY DAY, it seemed.:angryfire I got burned out.Then I decided to be an OR nurse, and worked in the Vascular OR for 4 years. I got bored doing the same cases everyday, so I went to a great teaching hospital and learned to work in several services in the OR. It was soooo crazy and stressful, 10 nurses quit in the 8 months I was there. I quit because I didn't want to be the last one standing! Now I work in a little bitty short term care surgical hospital (for the last 6 months) in the OR doing Orthopedics, Bariatrics, and back surgeries. I have decided that I really HATE OR nursing and really, really, want to do something else.So, I did something crazy the other day: I applied for a Labor and Delivery position, and the hospital wants to interview me (tomorrow, actually)! I think I'm ready to go back, but I'm kinda scared. How much has changed in the last 5 years? It turns out that the hospital I applied to is starting an internship, so I bet I'll be able to take the EFM class and recert in NRP.I really miss taking care of laboring patients, babies the whole bit. I was good at it, too, I have a whole drawer full of thank you cards and letters.I just don't feel like I make a difference where I am now. All of my patients get good care, but they are asleep.Am I just crazy, or what? Have I been out of L&D too long?Thanks for listening!