Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner Career Guide

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Embarking on a career as an Obstetrics Gynecology Nurse Practitioner (OB/GYN NP) allows you to provide comprehensive healthcare to women at various stages of their lives. This specialized role combines medical expertise with compassionate patient care, making it a fulfilling and impactful choice.

An OB/GYN NP specializes in women's health, focusing on both obstetrics (pregnancy and childbirth) and gynecology


To become an OB/GYN NP, you need to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a specialization in women's health or OB/GYN. These programs are available at accredited universities and nursing schools.

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Related certifications

After obtaining your advanced nursing degree, you must become a certified nurse practitioner through organizations like the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). A Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) is a master’s-level (or higher) credential for Registered Nurses (RNs) who want to practice patient care autonomously and collaboratively with other healthcare


OB/GYN NPs should possess a deep understanding of women's health issues, excellent communication skills and the ability to provide compassionate care. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for building trusting relationships with patients.

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OB/GYN NPs provide a wide range of services, including conducting routine exams, performing prenatal care, diagnosing and treating gynecological conditions, prescribing medications and assisting in surgical procedures. They also offer education and counseling on reproductive health and family planning.

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Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner

The average salary for a Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner is $3,637.00 per week.

Last updated on September 25, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Becoming an OB/GYN NP offers the opportunity to make a significant impact on women's health. You'll play a vital role in supporting women through various life stages, from adolescence to menopause. The demand for advanced practice nurses is growing, providing a stable career outlook.

On the downside, the job may involve emotionally challenging situations, such as delivering difficult diagnoses or supporting

Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner Jobs

View job details for Peoria, ILLocum TenensPeoria, ILLocum Tenens Nurse Practitioner - Obstetrics / GynecologyCaliber Healthcare Solutions$90-110/hr
View job details for Fontana, CALocum TenensFontana, CALocum Tenens Nurse Practitioner - Obstetrics / GynecologyEro Staff$91/hr
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View job details for Petaluma, CALocum TenensPetaluma, CALocum Tenens Nurse Practitioner - Obstetrics / GynecologyEro Staff$91/hr
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