About me – L&D Nurse to Midwife
My name is Marina and I am the author of this L&D Nurse to Midwife blog. I have been a Registered nurse for about 17 years and last eight of them have been in Labor and Delivery. I am loving it! A few Few years ago I made a decision to go back to school for an advanced practice degree. After my first year in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, I had more and more doubts if that was what I really wanted to do and if I will miss my Labor and Delivery world. After giving it some thought and researching more into the role of the Nurse-Midwife, I transferred to the University of Cincinnati MSN Nurse-Midwifery program.
In January 2018 I started my last semester of the program and will graduate in April 2018. It is very exciting and nervewracking time of my life and my career. I am excited to be able to start a new page of my life and to be able to provide midwifery care to many women. I am nervous because of all the upcoming big tests and the job search.
In this blog, I am hoping to be able to share my experiences as a midwifery/graduate nursing student, my test preparation strategies, and struggles, as well as job hunting struggles and successes.
In addition, I would like to post some patient education that you can use yourself or share with your patients.
Topics covered in this blog:
- L&D Nursing
- Pregnancy advice
- Patient education
- Personal experiences and tips on NP/Midwifery grad school, exam prep, and job search.
Please let me know what topics you would like to see being discussed here and any questions you have.