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Obstetrics Nurse, Gynecology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Also known as OB/GYN nurses, Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurses care for women from puberty to menopause. They help women during pregnancy, labor and childbirth, as well as women with health issues with their reproductive system. As a Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurse, you’ll also teach women, and teenage girls, about physical and sexual health providing information on treatments from birth control to mammograms.

Things You'll Do:

  • Assist with annual check-ups
  • Help with labor and delivery
  • Teach patients about birth control options
  • Administer HPV vaccinations
  • Conduct mammograms and other screenings

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse, getting experience in women’s health.
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  • Get Your
    Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) certification through the National Certification Corporation
  • Become a
    Certified Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Physician’s offices
    • Community clinics

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • You can specialize in areas like perinatal nursing or labor and delivery.
    • You can become an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner. This Advanced Practice nurse can serve as the primary care giver to women, write prescriptions, order lab tests and make diagnoses.

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