Maternity Nursing

Kate Schwenker

What's better than bringing joy into the world while just doing your job?

Work with doctors and other nurses to bring excitement to not only the soon-to-be mothers, but to your day as well!

Learn how to:

Diversify your location!

Learn the experience of working in hospitals, schools, doctor's offices, outpatient clinics, and patient's homes.

As a registered nurse (RN) with either a two-year associate's degree or a four-year bachelor's degree, the median salary is $66,640. Your salary is expected to increase with the amount of practice, experience, and education you have as a nurse.

Other important information about being a maternity nurse:

When looking at being a maternity nurse, you need to be prepared to take shifts that require you to stay for 24 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. Not only do you watch over the mother, you care for the baby as well. They deal with the baby's laundry, sterilize bottles, prepare meals for the baby, and change diapers. They are also there as a source of protection and security for the mother. This requires a lot of commitment and dedication with this job.