Specializing in OB

  1. Ok this is probably a stupid question but I dont know about it because I just started LPN school but I was wondering if LPNs can specialize and if so how do you go about doing that. I know you can get different certifications as an LPN such as IVC, which I do plan on getting but I would like to specialize in OB. Thank you in advance.
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  3. by   linda8532
    I am almost positive you have to be an RN to be a labor nurse. This field takes many years of working to feel "comfortable". You are caring for two lives, not one. Most hospitals want atleast one year of med-surg before an RN can even apply for an OB position.
  4. by   Jolie
    OB encompasses pre-natal, labor and delivery, and post-partum care of moms and babies. While I don't know of any units that employ LPNs for the care of laboring patients, I have worked in hospitals that utilize LPNs on mother-baby units, in the OR setting, and in pre-natal clinics.