Obstetrics Nurse

An Obstetrics or OB/GYN Nurse cares for women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and other reproductive health issues.

HIGH DEMAND

Obstetrics Nurses are in demand because certain states with the highest population growth have an increased demand for both doctors and nonphysician clinicians, such as Obstetric Nurses.

Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day
You’ll help women during an incredibly important time in their lives, caring for them from preconception to post-delivery.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assistance

You’ll help with labor and delivery, coaching the mother and providing initial postpartum care, from cleansing to ensuring the newborn can breathe on its own.

Education

You’ll teach women about reproductive and sexual health issues, including fertility treatments, birth control, and how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

Examination

You’ll assist doctors in performing prenatal screenings and mammograms.

Preparation

You’ll monitor the mother and fetus’s vital signs prior to delivery.

Treatment

You’ll administer injections and help new mothers manage their pain after labor.

Where you’ll work
  • Community clinics
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospital maternity wards
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology offices
  • Midwife practices
  • Urgent care clinics
Hear what Obstetrics Nurses have to say
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How to become an Obstetrics Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse for two years, gaining 2,000 hours’ experience in Obstetrics.

04

Pass the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification exam through the National Certification Corporation.

05

You’re ready to work as an Obstetrics Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an Obstetrics Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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