How much does a Post Partum Nurse make in Texas?
Average Post Partum Nurse Salary
The average salary for a Post Partum Nurse in Texas is $2,199 per week. This is 23% lower than the US average of $2,699.
Estimate based on 490 active jobs in the last 90 days.
What is a Maternal-Newborn RN?
Maternal-newborn nurses are sometimes referred to as postpartum nurses, but they provide more than postpartum care. They have advanced knowledge of the entire childbearing cycle, including normal experiences, physiological aspects of pregnancy, pregnancy complications, and high-risk factors. Maternal-newborn nurses work at hospitals, birthing centers, community clinics, women’s clinics, doctors’ offices, and any medical facilities where pregnant patients receive care. The salary of a maternal-newborn RN can be affected by various factors, including their education level and certifications, the number of years of experience they possess, and where they work.
Maternal-newborn nurses are registered nurses who specialize in caring for childbearing families through all stages of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first four weeks following birth. They’re responsible for the health and well-being of both the mother and the newborn during typical, full-term pregnancies and those considered high risk. By providing continuity of care throughout the childbearing cycle, maternal-newborn RNs promote better pregnancy outcomes.
To pursue a career in maternal-newborn nursing, you must earn at least an associate degree in nursing, but many employers prefer a bachelor’s degree. Either program must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Nursing school graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to become registered nurses.
How a Maternal-Newborn RN salary is based
Maternity nursing doesn't usually command a premium salary at most hospitals. Therefore, the starting salary of a maternal-newborn RN generally won’t vary from that of nurses working in other areas of the hospital. However, certain factors may influence your starting salary.
Healthcare facilities may base a maternal-newborn RN’s salary on various criteria, but the number of years of experience you have in the specialty will have a significant effect. Entry-level nurses generally start at lower salaries than those with lots of experience and additional skills gleaned over the years.
Some hospitals, but not all, pay a slight premium for RNs with a BSN, over those with ADNs. However, many hospitals prefer BSNs, so even if it doesn’t produce much impact on your initial salary, it could have lasting effects on your nursing career. It also prepares you to earn an advanced degree, which almost always influences base pay.
Starting salaries can widely vary based on where you live. Nursing pay across specialties can be much higher in certain parts of the country. Nurses in larger cities, especially in California and in the Northeast, tend to earn more than those in the Midwest and parts of the South. However, the cost of living is usually higher in areas with higher salaries, potentially making them equivalent to areas with lower salaries and lower costs of living.
Many employers require maternal-newborn RNs to be trained in Basic Life Support and in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some also require Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training. Required training generally won’t have any bearing on your salary, but hospitals typically cover the cost.
How to increase your Maternal-Newborn RN salary
Several classes, training programs, and certifications help further your education, your career, and your salary potential as a maternal-newborn RN. Some, such as breastfeeding education, may be preferred or required by your employer. Since relevant education and certifications can give your career and income a boost, consider pursuing them even when they aren’t required. Some classes also count as continuing education credits, which are required for certain recertifications.
The Center for Breastfeeding offers a wide range of lactation training programs for nurses. The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses in Fetal Heart Monitoring.
The National Certification Corporation offers an array of maternal-newborn continuing education modules from breastfeeding to neonatal respiratory disorders. It also offers Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring (C-EFM) and Certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN) credentials. Sitting for the RNC-MNN exam requires two years of experience and 2,000 hours of practice in the maternal-newborn specialty.
Earning a Master of Science in Nursing is ideal for nurses seeking opportunities for advancement and higher earning potential. Maternal-newborn RNs can complete a Perinatal Master’s program, which is an MSN program with a perinatal track. Armed with an MSN, you can pursue an APRN role as a nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist in the maternal-newborn field, which definitely increases your salary potential.
What cities in Texas pay the most for Post Partum Nurse?
|City||Average Weekly Salary||Max Weekly Salary|
|Port Lavaca, Texas||$2,962||$2,970|
|San Antonio, Texas||$2,765||$3,213|
|Cedar Park, Texas||$2,726||$3,159|
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What are the highest paying Agencies for Post Partum Nurse jobs in Texas?
|Average Weekly Salary||Max Weekly Salary|
|Cross Country Nurses||$4,175||$4,175|
|Skyline Med Staff Nursing||$3,276||$3,276|
|Next Move Inc||$2,806||$3,276|
|Gale Healthcare Solutions||$2,759||$2,891|
|Junxion Med Staffing||$2,756||$2,756|
|Ascend National Healthcare Staffing||$2,629||$3,478|