Labor and delivery

  1. I want to be a labor and delivery nurse do I have take extra courses to do so?
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    Joined: May '18; Posts: 1
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  3. by   Rose_Queen
    That may depend on where you live. In the US, nursing school provides a general education with an overview of a handful of specialties and orientation is where the bulk of specialization learning would take place.
  4. by   Rionoir
    You and 75% of the other female RNs. Ok I don't know what the percentage is, but I'm sure it's high. I'd be prepared to work in another specialty for a while before getting into OB, at least from what I hear.
  5. by   KelRN215
    No, not if you are in the US where all nurses are educated as generalists. Try to get your senior practicum in an L&D unit and that will be your in to finding a job when you graduated.

    Rionoir, it was a huge minority of the girls I graduated with. I can only think of 1 off the top of my head (out of about 90) who went into L&D.
  6. by   andrea3434
    Quote from KelRN215
    No, not if you are in the US where all nurses are educated as generalists. Try to get your senior practicum in an L&D unit and that will be your in to finding a job when you graduated.

    Rionoir, it was a huge minority of the girls I graduated with. I can only think of 1 off the top of my head (out of about 90) who went into L&D.
    I was thinking the same thing. I just graduated and only 3 of the women out of 33 in our graduating class are interested in L&D.

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