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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.

We currently have 3,660 matching Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Bakersfield, California
KPG Healthcare
4 days ago
$5,000/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
3 days ago
48 hours/week, night shift fg
$4,800/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Methuen, Massachusetts
Cross Country Nurses
3 days 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 ...
$4,520/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hanford, California
Stability Healthcare
2 months ago
$4,489/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hanford, California
Stability Healthcare
2 months ago
$4,489/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
UC San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center
La Jolla, California
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$4,359/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Kendall Regional Medical Center (Miami, FL 33175)
Miami, Florida
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a day ago
$3,355/wk
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UC San Diego Health Jacobs Medical Center
La Jolla, California
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$3,290/wk
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La Jolla, California
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2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,927/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryMynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hi-Desert Medical Center
Joshua Tree, California
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,869/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Emanuel Medical Center
Turlock, California
Mynela Staffing
2 days ago
$2,869/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Mott Haven, New York
Host Healthcare
12 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Mott Haven, NY. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #613796 Why choose Host ...
$2,721/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hialeah, Florida
Lead Healthstaff
3 hours ago
We need a Labor & Delivery Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $2275.26 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$2,275/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hialeah, Florida
KPG Healthcare
3 hours ago
$2,241/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Abingdon, Virginia
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Abingdon, VA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #603390 Why choose Host H ...
$2,154/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Little Rock, Arkansas
OneStaff Medical
21 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 ...
$2,137/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Winston Salem, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
a day 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 ...
$2,011/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Kodiak, Alaska
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$1,561/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Houston, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
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$1,528/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Rutland, Vermont
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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 ...
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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 Baptist Medical Center South (16 jobs), Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (15 jobs), and Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center (14 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 (496), OneStaff Medical (457), and TotalMed Staffing (358).

How Much Do Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, July 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Labor and Delivery Nurse is $2,325, but can pay up to $5,000 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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