Hello fellow RNs!
I am new to All Nurses, but I recall reading many, many threads back when I was going to take the NCLEX due to fear of failing (thankfully I passed the first time!). I have been an emergency RN for the past 3 years, a nurse for 5 years, and I am finally back in school to finish my BSN (graduating in July! huzzah!). I am passionate about pregnancy and love to teach others about childbirth after having two very different labors with my two children. I hope to be an L&D nurse some day, but for now, I'll stick with the ER :)
For one of my BSN classes, I am teaching a few classes regarding the physiology of childbirth and also birthing methods. I would like to enlighten my attendees about the role of the RN in L&D, so if you could please help me out, I would be very grateful!
I have seen what the nurse does during my own labors, but I would like to know your perspective on your role. What are you monitoring, what kinds of things do you chart on, common medications given, physician communications, etc. I also need to know how long you have been a L&D RN. Thanks so much!!