I know it’s been forever, but graduation is getting closer and closer, so I need to stay focus and finish strong. I have one semester after this one then I can walk across that stage. Last term I took OB and that was a course that I was looking forward to since I started the program.
Our clinical rotation for OB was different from medsurg and adult health because the sites have limited spots considering the number of school in the area. We usually get 8 rotations since each term has 8 weeks but for OB we only had 4. My clinical rotation was everything I expected and more. I currently work in the NICU so I knew that I would enjoy anything baby related. Although we didn’t get as many rotations, the clinical instructor made sure that we get to rotate in triage, labor & delivery, postpartum, and the newborn nursery.
Our clinical rotations are 12 hours, I usually get tired midway through the shift, but with OB there were was so much going on that I didn’t mind being there for that long. I enjoyed every single rotation and it’s safe to say that OB is my absolute favorite. Even though I like working with children, I actually wouldn’t mind being an OB nurse. I learned something new on every rotation, and that experience gave me a whole new perspective on maternal health.
I love that nursing gives you so many career choices, and as a nurse, you will always find something in the field that you like. I’m glad that I decided to go back to school and get a second degree in nursing. It’s been challenging, but I have goals, and the obstacles can’t stop me from reaching my destination… If anything they’ve made me stronger.
Until next time,