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Travel Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

L&D nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

Most hospitals set aside separate areas for labor and delivery. Nurses who work on these floors focus on caring for the mother and her infant before, during, and after delivery. 

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a projected 12% rise in employment opportunities for registered nurses over the next several years. A greater number of medical facilities and increased demand for nurses across all specialties will help stimulate the need for more labor and delivery nurses as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Registered Nursing field to grow at a rate of 12 percent through 2028, significantly faster than the average for all occupations.

Labor and delivery nurse salary

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a Labor and Delivery nurse is $65,163 or $31 per hour. Assuming a 40-hour work week, that adds up to roughly $1,240 weekly.

According to Vivian data, the average gross weekly salary for a travel labor and delivery nurse is $1,793 per week, which includes additional compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals. For travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax home, these stipends are entirely tax-free, which is why many travel nurses receive higher total compensation than they would in equivalent staff positions.

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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryFastaff Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Boston, Massachusetts
Fastaff Travel Nursing
4 days ago
The Estimated Weekly Total is based on working the listed number hours per week and includes available stipend amounts; eligibility may vary subject to company policy and applicabl ...
$5,447/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Fastaff Travel Nursing
4 days ago
The Estimated Weekly Total is based on working the listed number hours per week and includes available stipend amounts; eligibility may vary subject to company policy and applicabl ...
$5,352/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Fastaff Travel Nursing
4 days ago
The Estimated Weekly Total is based on working the listed number hours per week and includes available stipend amounts; eligibility may vary subject to company policy and applicabl ...
$5,352/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
SAN JOSE, California
Lead Healthstaff
a month ago
We need a Labor & Delivery Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $5346.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$5,346/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Los Angeles, California
Fastaff Travel Nursing
4 days ago
The Estimated Weekly Total is based on working the listed number hours per week and includes available stipend amounts; eligibility may vary subject to company policy and applicabl ...
$5,250/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Methuen, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,755/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fairbanks, Alaska
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,150/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,935/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,860/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Montgomery, Alabama
Focus Staff
4 hours ago
$2,757/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryCareStaff Partners
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Baltimore, Maryland
CareStaff Partners
4 hours ago
CareStaff Partners is seeking a ----- for a contract assignment   Specialty: RN  Setting: L&D Length of contract: 13 weeks Shift: 12/hr Days Guaranteed hours: 36 City, S ...
$2,633/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Knoxville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,291/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Knoxville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,291/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Knoxville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,291/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Sevierville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$2,285/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Terre Haute, Indiana
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$2,227/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Lebanon, Tennessee
Cross Country Nurses
4 hours ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,110/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Middletown, Connecticut
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$2,042/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Denver, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing
4 hours ago
$1,706/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Jackson, Wyoming
OneStaff Medical
4 hours ago
Labor and Delivery Nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assi ...
$1,543/wk
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Labor and Delivery Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Labor and Delivery Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs are Skiff Medical Center (17 jobs), Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center (16 jobs), and Medical City Arlington (15 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (566), American Mobile Healthcare (549), and OneStaff Medical (536).

How Much Do Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Labor and Delivery Nurse is $2,427, but can pay up to $5,447 per week.

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What does a labor and delivery nurse do?

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

Labor and delivery nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

What skills make a good labor and delivery nurse?

Good communication skills are essential for success as a labor and delivery nurse. As a nurse in this specialty, you'll have to talk patients through contractions and encourage them to push at the appropriate time. Labor and delivery nurses also have to communicate with family members regarding the progression of labor and the health of the newborn. If the mother or baby has complications, they'll have to communicate efficiently with other members of the care team to ensure that the appropriate intervention takes place as soon as possible.

Advanced assessment skills are also required for this nursing specialty. As a labor and delivery nurse, you'll be responsible for taking each patient's vital signs and determining if there's any cause for concern. You'll also read the fetal monitor to check if the baby's heart rate is normal. If a patient becomes unstable, you'll need to assess her condition and decide — sometimes within seconds — what steps to take to preserve her body's vital functions.

Labor and delivery nurses should also be skilled in administering medications and identifying adverse effects in expectant mothers and their babies. Many women receive Pitocin to induce labor or magnesium sulfate to delay delivery until the baby has more time to develop. You'll need to know how to administer these drugs and what to do if one of your patients has a severe reaction. You'll also have to administer medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions. 

Where do labor and delivery nurses work?

Labor and delivery nurses work in hospitals, birthing centers, and clinics.

How to become a labor and delivery nurse?

Labor and delivery nurses must complete an approved nursing education program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain a nursing license. Registered nurses typically need to have one year of bedside nursing experience to qualify for a labor and delivery nursing job. Once you have at least 2,000 hours of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, you may consider obtaining the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) certification. Not all employers require this certification, but a professional credential can make you a more competitive applicant when applying for labor and delivery jobs.

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