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How does a RN start a position in LnD? I have almost two years experience in medsurge as well as my BSN but no previous LnD experience outside of school.


May 13th, 2022

Some hospitals offer new to specialty programs in which you can get trained in labor and delivery. Teaching facilities with Labor and Delivery units will train an ambitious, trainable nurse. Talk to the nurse manager at your facility and inform them you are interested.

June 10th, 2022

Our hospital offers L/D jobs to new grads with our RN residency program and we have recently hired nursed with no L/D experience from the ICU after Covid to avoid loosing the nurses all together. Depending on location it is worth a shot to apply.

May 15th, 2022

Find a position that offers an internship type program

January 24th, 2023

Your med- surg experience will be very helpful to you in L&D. If your hospital has L&D, apply for any vacancies posted. If there are none at present, or are infrequent, make an appointment to discuss your interest with the nurse manager. Be prepared for a steep learning curve. When you meet, stress your strengths and what you have learned on your present unit, what you can contribute to the L&D team. Touch base frequently. I would not hesitate to apply....that is how you will get experience. I might add, some L&D units do not have frequent turnover in staff, so be patient, but also look at other hospitals in your area.
Good luck!

September 15th, 2022

yes you can first you should get some experience in LAand D then you can work in that