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.

We currently have 3,906 matching Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Bakersfield, California
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
We need a Labor & Delivery Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7668.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$7,668/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Bakersfield, California
Medical Solutions
3 months ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$7,071/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
IDR Healthcare
12 days ago
IDR Job ID #36808. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Labor and ...
$7,022/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
8 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Los Angeles, California
GQR Healthcare
9 days ago
2+ years of L&D experience, EPIC, EMSA accepted, any state RN license, covid vaccine required, AWHONN, NRP, BLS
$6,900/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Rockport, Maine
TotalMed Staffing
8 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #688353. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery Travel Nurs ...
$3,960/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryAdvantis Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Spokane, Washington
Advantis Medical
7 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #204350. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Labo ...
$3,943/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Everett, Washington
Advantis Medical
7 hours ago
Advantis Job ID #204345. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Labo ...
$3,943/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
NURSING Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nurse First
7 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,786/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hobbs, New Mexico
Host Healthcare
8 hours ago
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
$3,628/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Missoula, Montana
Stability Healthcare
8 hours ago
Stability Job ID #271149. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,248/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, Texas
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #1. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,105/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center
Sherman, Texas
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,949/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center
Sherman, Texas
Nurse First
8 hours ago
Nurse First Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,949/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Chicago, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
8 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 ...
$2,895/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Chicago, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
8 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 ...
$2,895/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fairfax, Virginia
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Fairfax, VA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #695860 Why choose Host He ...
$2,859/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Ft. Walton Bch, Florida
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
7 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #6. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,732/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Macon, Georgia
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
Stability Job ID #271226. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,726/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fort Smith, Arkansas
OneStaff Medical
7 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #511030. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job ti ...
$2,705/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
OneStaff Medical
8 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 ...
$2,705/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Seattle, Washington
Host Healthcare
5 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Seattle, WA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #620001 Why choose Host He ...
$2,585/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
OneStaff Medical
6 hours ago
OneStaff Medical Job ID #507323. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job ti ...
$2,145/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryAscend National Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Sumner Regional Medical Center
Gallatin, Tennessee
Ascend National Healthcare Staffing
9 hours ago
Ascend National Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,064/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Rockport, Maine
Coast Medical Service
5 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$2,027/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 Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center (16 jobs), Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center (13 jobs), and Samaritan Medical Center (13 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 (616), OneStaff Medical (411), and Advantis Medical (407).

How Much Do Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, December 1st 2021, the average weekly salary for a Labor and Delivery Nurse is $3,231, but can pay up to $7,668 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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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
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$6,000/wk
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$3,540/wk
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