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Obstetrics Nurse. By Jamila Johnson. Obstetric Nurse. Also called OB Nurse Work in labor and delivery departments, doctor offices, and health clinics Assist doctors in the delivery of babies and the care of pregnant women. Job Description. Preparing and sterilizing instruments

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obstetrics nurse

Obstetrics Nurse

By

Jamila Johnson

obstetric nurse
Obstetric Nurse
  • Also called OB Nurse
  • Work in labor and delivery departments, doctor offices, and health clinics
  • Assist doctors in the delivery of babies and the care of pregnant women
job description
Job Description
  • Preparing and sterilizing instruments
  • Prepping patients
  • Preparing delivery rooms
  • Caring for babies immediately after birth
  • Explaining after-birth care to new parents
personality and skills
Personality and Skills
  • The ability to work in teams
  • The ability to listen and take directions well
  • Has patience and the ability to handle stress and pay close attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are critical for any nursing career
education requirements
Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completed accredited training program to becoming a registered nurse
  • Graduates with a BSN may experience better opportunities
becoming an obstetric nurse
Becoming an Obstetric Nurse
  • Must obtain experience working in obstetrics
  • Get the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing certification
salary
Salary
  • $53,308 to $80,542 - National range
  • $64,486 – National average
  • $61,688 – Louisville, KY average
  • Depends on experience, location, education level, and etc..
outlook
Outlook
  • Employment for RNs is expected to increase up to 19% from 2012 to 2022
  • Factors behind positive outlook
    • Technological advancements
    • Emphasis on preventive care
    • Growing demand for healthcare services from baby boomer population.
more information
More Information
  • Pros
    • May find personal satisfaction from helping others
    • Strong earnings potential
  • Cons
    • Irregular work schedules
    • Work can be physically and emotionally challenging
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