OB/GYN Nurse

Care for women dealing with pregnancies or reproductive system issues.
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Salary Range
$44,000 – $95,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do OB/GYN Nurses do?

OB/GYN Nurses – OB/GYN stands for Obstetrics and Gynecology – work with women who are pregnant or in labor as well as women affected by illnesses in their reproductive systems. The most common role for you will be in child delivery and assisting and caring for pregnant women. If you do this you get to celebrate the addition of new loved ones to families every day you go to work.

There are many layers to this job and your work in this field is extensive. Most of the time you’ll get healthy babies and mothers, but there is another side to it, and you have to be prepared to face all of those situations. As an OB/GYN Nurse you will care for women who have miscarried, or had stillbirths. You will also assist with hysterectomies and cancers affecting women’s reproductive systems. Emotions are all over the place, you are going to experience very high highs and low lows, so be prepared for both kinds of experiences.

Some OB/GYN Nurses don’t work in hospitals, but instead clinics. There, you can refill prescriptions, answer calls and questions, and prep patients for the Physician. You might also give pelvic exams and perhaps ultrasounds.

Should I be an OB/GYN Nurse?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse, X Ray Nurse

    How to become an OB/GYN Nurse

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