Question for future nursing student

  1. I am a high school senior and I plan on becoming a nurse. I am currently doing a writing project for school based on my career path of becoming a Labor and Delivery Nurse. Unfortunately this is not something you can demonstrate in school so I chose to do my topic on Ultrasounds.

    My questions is - what portion of your training is spent on learning Ultrasounds? If there is any other information you can provide, it would be greatly appreciated

    Thank you ~ Cassie
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    we actually didn't focus on u/s at all during our ob rotation. that was left up to the doc. we only acted on what his/her interpretation of the u/s.

    sorry i can't provide you with any help. but stick around here long enough and someone can give you useful information.

    and welcome to the board!
  4. by   CountrifiedRN
    I'm just finishing my OB semester. We didn't really focus on US training either, just had to know what it was. One of the things we did focus on was fetal heart monitoring and what the patterns of the heart rate indicate. That might be more within the realm of labor and delivery nursing, if you have a hard time finding info on the US stuff.

    Good luck with your project!
  5. by   dstudent

    We also have not really looked at u/s other than like RN2bNC know what it is, why it is used, and what is it used for.

    Hope all goes well with your project.
  6. by   elusive
    Same here... all we looked at were the monitor, how to read the strips...and sometimes nonstress testing we got to see.. depending on the day...we spent more time doing post partum care really than L&D
  7. by   katieRNlove
    Sorry sweetie we didn't do anything with u/s either. Maybe you could do your thing on ralxation techs for moms or something. I hope you get some answers.
  8. by   kimtab
    US is pretty specialized, like radiology. I think Ultrasound diagnostics would be an entirely separate certification wouldn't it? Natural childbirth methods, Fetal monitoring, there's lot's of other material. Why not ask at the OB board too?