can i work in postnatal ward without a midwifery cert??

  1. hi
    i heard that in the states they dont allow nurses to work in the postnatal field if they're not specialized in it?? is it true?? im recently working as a srn in one of the postnatal ward in singapore. for us at every shift we'd have a mixture of midwives, midwives rn n general trained srns.
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  3. by   Noahm
    Quote from khine2mn80
    hi
    i heard that in the states they dont allow nurses to work in the postnatal field if they're not specialized in it?? is it true?? im recently working as a srn in one of the postnatal ward in singapore. for us at every shift we'd have a mixture of midwives, midwives rn n general trained srns.

    If you are an RN or and LPN or the equivalent I don't see why you could not work in labour and delivery, post-natal, or newborn nursery in the USA? They aren't usually staffed by midwives over there but by registered nurses.
  4. by   purplemania
    Agreed. Our postnatal units are staffed by nurses, not midwifes.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Great Britain does things differently, purple.

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