Each hospital is different. Focused assessments, vital signs every 1-8 hours depending on type of delivery, dealing with medications, foleys, IVs, complications that may arise, possible blood sugars, list goes on. Don't forget constant admissions and discharges. It's pretty much like med surg. There IS a lot of education involved. Just read all the handouts you give the moms. And for advancement opportunities, you can become a manager, nurse practitioner, director, CNO.