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Labor and Delivery (L&D) Nursing Job DescriptionLabor and Delivery (L&D) Nurses care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assisting doctors. As a L&D Nurse, you'll prepare women, and their families, for the stages of giving birth and help patients with breastfeeding after the baby is born.
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Nurse Job Requirements
- Active BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Active professional license within the state of practice
- Intermediate Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (Intermediate or advanced AWHONN) and S.T.A.B.L.E. credentials are recommended and may be required
- Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific positions
- Experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse
- Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN