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Obstetrics Nurse, OB/GYN Nurse

There are countless types of nursing jobs for RN’s.  An OB/GYN Nurse is a registered nurse that has an associate of science in nursing (ASN) or a bachelor of science in nursing.  Obstetrics nursing (or OB/GYN nursing) is a field of nursing that is specific to women, from puberty on.  This includes careing for expectant mothers, monitoring fetal development, administering HPV vaccinations, educating patients on various birth control options, and coordinating various annual examinations.  

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How to become an OB/GYN Nurse

In order to work as an OB/GYN nurse, you’ll need to hold a nursing diploma; either an associate of nursing (ASN) or bachelor of science in nursing (BSN).  Once you’ve completed your degree program, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).  Passing this test will allow you to work as a registered nurse.   Obtaining a certificate in inpatient obstetric nursing (RNC-OB) will make you a certified Gynecology/Obstetric Nurse.

Nursing Schools for Gynecology / Obstetric Nursing

 Online nursing school can be an excellent choice for individuals that are working or caring for a family and don’t have time for full-time school.  Some of the best online nursing schools include St. Xavier University, East Carolina Universtiy, Loyola University New Orleans, Texas Christian University, Ferris State University, Lamar University, Old Dominion University, University of Kansas, Kaplan University, Capella University, and these are just a few. 

OB/GYN Nurse Salary

RN salary is based primarily on your level of education.  This is because your job description is largely based on your skill/education level.  When you become more educated, you improve your salary potential.  A staff nurse in Obstetrics/Gynecology can make between $53,000 and $75,000 per year, depending on whether they have an ASN or BSN and whether they’re credentialed.