Do I need to do an internship to be an L&D nurse?

  1. Hello! I am new to this forum, but I have gotten some useful info off of here lately...especially regarding the HESI-A2. I want to be a L&D nurse, and I have applied to the RN program at NCTC for fall 2009. (I find out Tuesday if I made the HESI cut-off. Yay!) But...I have been randomly looking at job postings, out of curiosity, and it seems like L&D positions require at least one year experience. So, my question is, (if anyone knows) how do I get into an L&D position? Is their an internship? Thanks!
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    About kimmeyd

    Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 17; Likes: 7
    Labor and Delivery RN
    Specialty: Labor and Delivery RN


  3. by   NeoNurseTX
    Most hospitals train new grads and give them a unit orientation. These positions may not be open right now since the May graduates should have already started their interships/orientations. They usually post jobs for new grads a few months before graduation.
  4. by   kimmeyd
    Thanks! That helps a lot! I did get in too, so I am super excited to get this career on a roll!!!