Labor and Delivery (L&D) nurses care for patients during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum to promote safe and positive childbearing. This specialized job enables nurses to support new parents as they adjust to this role and its specific responsibilities. L&D nurse jobs are available in labor and delivery units in hospitals and birthing centers around the country. Explore our Labor and Delivery travel nurse jobs, with opportunities for RNs and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, and secure your next assignment.
Labor and Delivery nurse job descriptions include assessing and monitoring women in labor, administering medications, supporting natural and medicated births, assisting with cesarean sections, managing patient pain, and helping newborns transition to life outside the womb. With their specialized training and experience, L&D nurses can provide emotional support and education to new parents about the birthing process and postpartum care during this exciting and high-stress experience. The average Labor and Delivery nurse salary in the United States is $75,900 to $109,955, with the most experienced RNs earning higher annual pay.