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Is there such thing as a Perinatal Nurse Practitioner?

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by BrooklynHD BrooklynHD (New) New

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I for a long time had desire to be a Labor & Delivery Nurse. But under the encouragement of my family I have been contemplating becoming a Nurse Practitioner. If I oblige, I would want a specialty with similar roles; monitoring fetal heart rate, ultrasounds and most importantly assisting in delivery. All of the specialties as a Nurse Practitioner I've read about thus far do not assist in delivery, or even attend, besides a Perinatal Nurse Practitioner. Does this specialization exist? And if it does, do any of you know the average salary?

thanks in advance

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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CNM's perform many of the roles you mentioned. There are combined programs out there that add a pediatric NP component to the training and allows dual certification such as this one: Nurse Midwife and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Combined) Program | University of Michigan School of Nursing

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