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Started my OB rotation...

Finally had my first REAL OB rotation (not stinky skills lab) yesterday.  All in all it was alright.  I was really looking forward to it because so many of my other friends really loved it, but alas, I guess I just thought it was ok.  Now that's not to say that I disliked it, I could see myself working on that floor no problem, BUT I didn't fall in love with it like some of my friends have.  I didn't hear the angels singing when I walked through the door :)  Of course, that was just L & D.  I haven't done nursery or postpartum yet, so we'll see.  Maybe I will like those better.  If not there's always the rotations next semester. 

I'm kind of starting to get a little worried.  What if I don't fall in love with any of these areas?  What do I do then?  Maybe it's ok to just "like" what I do.  But honestly, after spending all of this time & money, I'd really like to LOVE what I'm doing.  Is that too much to ask?  Also I'm thinking that maybe I'm just viewing this wrong.  I mean when it comes down to it I'm really only seeing this through a spectator's eyes.  Maybe it will be different when I'm the one actually getting to do the job and not just watching.  I hope so.  So far I have seen many different areas of nursing where I could potentially work but none that have just grabbed me by the heart.  

Anyhoo, that's one clinical day down & 2 to go.  I am very much looking forward to my nursery day though, I can't wait to hold me some babies!! :)  Today our groups presented our OB project (thank God that's done) & this weekend I will be working on my Med/Surg paper (which is due Monday I might add). 

All in all things are going pretty good & I'm just looking forward to counting the days down until this semester is DONE!! 

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  1. I am totally counting down till the end of semester!

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  2. Don't worry, for some people the angels just don't sing. And that's okay! You will be a great nurse wherever you chose because there's no mistaking that you care! Whichever direction you start getting pulled, just be patient. Don't jump into any one area until you know that you could go to work with interest and without anxiety. If you can get to that point, I'm sure you're where you were meant to be.
    PS did you get to see a vaginal or c/s birth yet?

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    1. Yes I saw 2 vaginal births and one section while I was there that day. I've seen vaginal births before, but that was my first section. Pretty interesting.

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  3. maybe you'd be best starting on a med / surg floor just to get your skills fine tuned and see what types of patients you like...you don't have to stay in it forever ~ nor do you need to have a perfect plan at this time in your schooling. I knew I always loved L&D but I did med /surg for 5 years prior to changing....it really made me a much better nurse. And the best thing is that there are so many choices in nursing and you can move around throughout your career.
    Just enjoy the journey :)

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    1. I feel like my place is going to be PEDS. I've thought that from the beginning, but we'll see. I guess b/c so many of my friends LOVED L&D I just thought I would too, but alas it wasn't love at first site. Like you said though, there's plenty of places to work & get different experiences if I don't find that certain thing that just calls out to me. Thanks :)

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