I am currently enrolling in the LPN program at Durham Tech, I intend on being a labor & delivery LPN, does anyone know if there will be additional courses I will need to take to be a Labor & Delivery LPN. Does any hospitals hire for this position?
Labor and delivery is typically staffed with RNs, only. That being said, I haven't lived everywhere in the world, so there might be exceptions. Have you looked at job listings in your area? They'll usually tell you what they require right in the listing.
The labor and delivery here is also RNs.
No additional courses. You just need to inquire with your local acute care facilities whether or not they hire LPNs at all, much less for L & D.
Hi there. As above, L&D is a tough field to get into, and in most areas not one LPNs are hired in. My local teaching hospital does hire LPNs to act as surgical techs in the L&D unit and I imagine this involves some nursing tasks when not stocking, preparing, and cleaning the OR. LPNs are extensively used in woman's health clinics if that is an area that interests you. Nothing is impossible but being strictly an LPN is probably the most difficult way to break into in hospital labor and delivery work I'm my opinion.
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I know an LPN who worked in L&D for 20 years in the Southwest area of Pennsylvania but that was about 10 years ago. As others have mentioned, you should check your area if they hire LPN's in L&D.
I am an LVN(I'm in California) and have been for about 25 years. When I worked in outpatient clinics(I usually worked peds), I did float to the ob/gyn clinic and worked with the midwives and OBs, but I've never seen an inpatient LVN L&D or even mother/baby position posted.
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