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Do I have to take special classes to become an RN maternity nurse?

Is there anything different that I have to do to get a job in the maternity ward? If so what?

Asked By: ♫Ms. Kitty♀♫ - 11/19/2009
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No. Your RN program will include education and clinical rotations in maternal/newborn nursing, and you'll likely have an L&D observation. As another answer mentioned you will usually have the opportunity / requirement to have a preceptorship or perhaps a summer nursing internship and you can express your interest in... More
Answered By: Jill - 11/19/2009
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nothing special initially. Take the classes and get your RN. When you do your preceptorships, if you have opportunities for elective rotations, request more time in maternity. Seek out opportunities to spend time in maternity departments.
Answered By: Mother M - 11/19/2009
 
You learn all about it in nursing school, so just get your RN and then apply for a job there. Usually they want you to have at least one year of medical/surgical nursing, but some places will take new grads on the postpartum unit.
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Answered By: Shana B - 11/19/2009
 
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