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How hard is it to switch specialties with no experience in desired area? My background is ortho/ M/S but I don’t want ortho I want to look into women’s health, couplet care, or even holistic nursing (even if I need a certification).

June 2nd, 2023

I switched from Med/Surg to Mother/Baby a few years ago. Although I had a lot of prior experience in Women’s Health, it wasn’t specifically in MB. I was surprised to find that the majority of my coworkers had backgrounds in Med/Surg as well.

May 25th, 2023

It’s not hard to transition. Just apply in your current hospital if they have a transition to practice program. If not look for one elsewhere. I transitioned 7yrs ago to LDR. If your looking for mother baby just apply. There is generally no transition to practice for that.