No no, it's not what you think. I am (again) thinking about Transferring to Labor and Delivery Nursing. I know I know what you're saying "didn't you just transfer to ED? Aren't you happy there? Well you would be right on both accounts but let me tell you this; I have been thinking about trying OB-GYN nursing ever since my rotation there back in nursing school. I have talked about it several times on this blog here and here; and it made me smile when I remembered that I wanted this as badly now again as I did last summer.
Last spring I tried over and over to get hired on an L&D unit and I never got as much as a call back, so I decided to set my sights on ED just to get out of med/surge and to gain more experience. I have really loved my last 8 months in the department and I honestly would be happy staying there for another year, but I have decided to start looking for L&D jobs, just in case one decided to pop it's head at me. You never know right? In the meantime this summer I plan on taking an Online Fetal Heart Monitoring Course and I'm considering joining the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. When that L&D job comes along..I'll be there to catch it!!