want to be a lpn in l&d...

  1. hi! i am 23 and a mother of 2. (5yr old. & 6 wk. old). i want to work in l&d desperately. i am considering becoming a lpn, i know my hospital hires lpn's in l&d b/c i called human resources and asked of course she said the hire rn's before lpn's. and also one of the nurses at my daughters delivery was a lpn and she was so much sweeter and caring than the other nurse whom was a rn. my husband is supportive of the idea he's just worried that i can't get a job in l&d. we aren't financially stable right now for me to become an rn. this is something i really want to do. can someone tell me the differences of what a lpn can and cant do in l&d. and p.s. what is an ob tech?
    thanks to anyone who has some advice.
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  3. by   kkdrn
    It depends on the state you are in as far as a scope of practice. We use both LPN and RN in the labor room and yes, quite often the LPN is the better nurse. You would better benefit though in getting your RN for pay and, many places are going to use RN's first due to liability and such. Good luck in whatever you persue.
  4. by   got2be
    Quote from kkdrn
    It depends on the state you are in as far as a scope of practice. We use both LPN and RN in the labor room and yes, quite often the LPN is the better nurse. You would better benefit though in getting your RN for pay and, many places are going to use RN's first due to liability and such. Good luck in whatever you persue.

    thanks!!
    i am in georgia. i am seriously weighing my options about going for rn instead. not sure yet. i haven't done any schooling after high school, so i am going to have to start from scratch.
  5. by   kkdrn
    Quote from got2be
    thanks!!
    i am in georgia. i am seriously weighing my options about going for rn instead. not sure yet. i haven't done any schooling after high school, so i am going to have to start from scratch.

    I work in georgia as well. Look at what is best, sometimes you can even work as a nursing assistant part time to get your foot in the door for a job when you graduate whatever avenue you choose. Good luck
  6. by   got2be
    Quote from kkdrn
    I work in georgia as well. Look at what is best, sometimes you can even work as a nursing assistant part time to get your foot in the door for a job when you graduate whatever avenue you choose. Good luck


    i see that you are a rn. can you tell me the difference between an associates, etc.. and which is the more common one. what can i expect in nursing school. and good schools to go to. ps i live in northeast ga so something close by.
    thanks in advance.
  7. by   kkdrn
    Quote from got2be
    i see that you are a rn. can you tell me the difference between an associates, etc.. and which is the more common one. what can i expect in nursing school. and good schools to go to. ps i live in northeast ga so something close by.
    thanks in advance.
    In this area we have a lot of ADN nurses. Many facilities here do not pay rate according to bsn or adn and basically you do the same in the hospital. BSN gears you towards more administrative and helps if you are looking for that type of job. Where do you live? I work in Blairsville, GA (although I live in Murphy NC

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