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NURSING IN LABOR AND DELIVERY 2
Nursing in Labor and Delivery I have been interested in the labor and delivery area of nursing for as long as I can remember. I currently work in an obstetrics and gynecology medical office, so I only get to experience the antepartum and postpartum phase of pregnancy. I would love to work in labor and delivery as a nurse some day. I love working with people, especially in high-pressure situations. I would thoroughly enjoy creating a positive labor and delivery experiences for both mothers and family members, before, during and after babies are born. I thrive in fast-paced, stressful environments. I would be great at ensuring the safety and comfort of mothers and newborns throughout the early stages of babies' lives. Nurses do not need any specialized education or certification to work as a labor and delivery nurse. Like all areas of specialty medicine, hands-on training will progress as one works in the specialty area of interest. Labor and delivery nurses require compassion, critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills. Additionally, labor and delivery nurses should have some general medical-surgical nursing background. L&D nurses must be able to communicate well with patients, families, and other health care providers. They must be skilled in prioritizing patient needs and cope well with a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment. Average labor and delivery nurse salaries can vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits. The average labor and delivery nurse earns an annual salary of $40,000 to $90,000 per year, according to Edudecisions.com, an online reference site. A labor and delivery nurse's salary can increase based on her experience level. In Illinois, labor and delivery nurses with less than one year of experience earn $41,166 per year…...

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