Hello Everyone ! I am going to school in May of 06' to be a LVN. My question is: Are LVN's generally used in L & D ? My goal is to eventually be a RN but for now I wouuld really like to work in that unit when I graduate. Any advice or tips would be great. Thanks- Sarah
Apr 26, '05
I work in WA State. Mother-baby means care of mothers/babies after birth, yes. Usually the bigger hospitals are the only ones where you will find LVN/LPN's working in OB and then, often, only in mother-baby, not directly in labor/delivery itself. In our state, scope of care for LPN's is a bit more limited, unfortunately, to make the use of LPN's in labor/delivery helpful. It does depend on state, what the LPN/LVN scope is. When I was in Oklahoma, we had a couple of LPN's on my unit. But they did not do actual labor/delivery as primary nurses; they worked with newborns and PP moms.
Good luck; I hope you find your dream. Start checking w/the Human Resource departments in the hospitals around you to see if LPN's are used in L/D or PP/Mother-baby. Good luck to you.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 26, '05