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How is it being a labor & delivery nurse?

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what is it like?

Do you love?

What would the salary be like for a new grad?

whats your favorite part about it?

Whats your least favorite part?

Any additional comments..

I have been an RN for 18 months. Did med-surg for a year and now do L&D. Would HIGHLY recommend everyone doing med surg first. I would be lost as far as time management and critical thinking if I had gne straight into L&D. Pay is the same for most nursing positions-not much variety between departments. I have the best job in the world, but when it's bad-it's really bad. You have to have nerves of steel, patience of a saint-be a great educator-be tolerant and most importantly think the birth process is a miracle!

serenity1

Specializes in labor & delivery. Has 7 years experience.

I love the patient care; hate the charting as I feel I nurse a computer not the mom. It is very busy and things can change quickly. Pay is the same as any staff nurse in my facility.