What are the steps to take to become a labor and delivery nurse?
I've been in veterinary medicine for 8 years. For the past year, I've been considering trying to move to human medicine as a nurse, for a lot of reasons, some major and some minor. I've always been interested in being an L&D nurse or a NICU nurse and I think I'd like to do labor and delivery. My question is: how do I do this? Where do I start? What kind of schooling does this involve? And are there any L&D nurses out there who'd like to share any pros and cons of the profession, words of wisdom, etc.?
Asked By: Brianne M - 6/4/2009
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You need to become a Registered Nurse to work in L&D. You can do this with a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Nursing, which is a 2 year program, however you will need to complete pre-requisites prior to starting, so it will likely take longer than that, not to mention RN programs are competative and impacted and it... More
Answered By: Jill - 6/4/2009
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Being a labor and delivery nurse can be a very lucrative career, and it will be good working with a wide variety of people and different responsibilities. Some of the following points might be able to help you with becoming one... More
Answered By: mtwaites - 6/4/2009
Jill's answer is great. I will just add on with the different ways of becoming a nurse... More
Answered By: Shannon RN, BSN - 6/5/2009
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