How to Become an OB Nurse

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An OB nurse, or obstetrics nurse, must have gone to nursing school, which can be done with either an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree. Learn about the NCLEX, which a person must pass to become a board certified nurse, with help from a labor and delivery nurse in this free video on nursing and obstetrics.

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My name is Josie Minks and I am an OB Nurse and I'm going to tell you about how to become an OB Nurse. An OB Nurse is an Obstetrics Nurse which is also referred to as the Labor and Delivery Nurse. To become an OB Nurse, you need to go to a nursing school, which can be an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree. An Associate's Degree is usually three year program and a Bachelor's Degree is usually a four year degree program and then you would take the NCLEX, which is you become board certified and when you pass that you have your RN certification. And then you would go to work for a hospital and that hospital would give you an orientation. Every hospital is different and that orientation can be anywhere from six weeks to three months. Then you would have a mentor and the mentor would help guide you and you could ask questions, and that mentorship program could be maybe a year long. In that orientation and mentorship program you would learn how to do OR circulation and regular labor and delivery and you would learn about all the dangers and precautions and you would learn about anti-partum, like before a woman is ready to deliver. And you would learn about post-partum and all the precautions needed with that. So, that is how you become an OB Nurse.

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