Becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse  

 Becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse

 

Labor and delivery nurses take care of the expectant mothers while they are in labor or if there are any complications during their pregnancy and have to be hospitalized Nangs Delivery Brisbane They monitor both the mother and baby to make sure both of them are stable, and they also help the mothers during the pushing phase of their labor. These nurses help ensure that the mother’s delivery goes as smooth and stress free as possible. They are required to be quick on their feet, prepared for anything, and have great communication skills since they work closely with patients, families, doctors, and other staff members.

Most hospitals require that you have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. However, some will accept those with associate’s degrees, or certification from a program that is offered at a hospital. To become this type of nurse, you must first become a registered nurse (RN). Once you are an RN, you will want to work in Obstetrics (OB), which will help give you a little experience in labor and delivery. Some RNs take specific labor and delivery classes as electives, while others just jump straight into the field. After you graduate, you will need to get your certification and licensing by taking the National Council Licensure examination (NCLEX). In order to become a board certified labor and delivery nurse that is specialized in a particular area, you will need at least two years of clinical experience in that area. Always check what the specific requirements are for the state that you intend to practice.

Salaries for this particular type of nursing

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