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Any advice for a new grad in Ga trying to get a job in labor and delivery? I did complete my preceptorship on an L&D floor but still no luck. Is it something I'm doing wrong?


November 17th, 2021

Try and find a residency program for new grads. I have only done L&D and started that way. Otherwise they want 2 years minimum experience. It was great though! The one I was in was called Versant. It combined some class time and hands-on time as a new nurse and was 6 month program I believe. Then you are still on orientation (on your unit) for a little bit after. Best of luck! Also, use any “ins” you may have at a hospital- who do you know that works somewhere? Ask them about positions and have them refer you to their managers/HR.

November 16th, 2021

You aren’t doing anything wrong. Get some experience in med-surg nursing and reapply to L&D in a year, some specialty areas want to wait until you’ve built a foundation of med-surg nursing before they will hire you.

November 9th, 2021

Be open to other areas at the start of your career. Build your foundational skills and experience. Then look for opportunities in the area you are most interested in. You are often able to transfer or participate in a transition to practice programs at hospitals.

November 9th, 2021

Be open to other areas at the start of your career. Build your foundational skills and experience. Then look for opportunities in the area you are most interested in. You are often able to transfer or participate in a transition to practice programs at hospitals.