a few questions

  1. i begin classes for LPN in March. i want to be a nurse in labor and delivery, do i need to be an RN or BSN. how do i go about doing what i need to be able to specialize in L & D? Thanx for your help!
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  3. by   Cindy-OB RN/CCE
    Where I work only RNs work in L&D. Also only an RN can complete an initial newborn exam. I'm new to L&D but I have not seen any LPNs at my facility. I don't know if there is a rule about it or not. RNs can have either an associate or BSN. I would advise an RN program if L&D is what you want.
  4. by   beginnerstudent
    Thank you for the reply and the suggestions, so that I can move in the right direction. Hope to continue chatting with you.
  5. by   fergus51
    Our facility only employs RNs in L&D and new grads must have their BSN. We also require new grads to have certification which entails about 35 credits of post grad study including practicums. It is basically impossible to get into the area unless you are taking those courses. Every place is defferent though. I got on to L&D as a new grad with no extra courses.
  6. by   BBnurse34
    AS far as I have noticed in Arizona a nurse is a nurse. ADN or BSN are interchangeable and get the same pay, unless someone is intersested ion management.