Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurses work in home health, clinics, and in county and local governments to provide care for mothers and families. The role of the MCH nurse is to provide education and resources to pregnant and postpartum women and families with children. Job descriptions highlight the nurse working autonomously and using critical thinking and clear communication skills. Apply today and land your dream Maternal and Child Health travel nurse job.
Maternal and Child Health nurses have diverse job responsibilities. These include providing prenatal care, postpartum care, vaccinations, screening babies and children, and teaching nutrition and illness prevention. MCH nurses also provide education and resources on parenting, child development, and school readiness. MCH nurses are Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical/Licensed Vocational Nurses with experience in public health, disease prevention, and teaching. MCH nurses help communities by empowering mothers and families to live healthy lives. The average annual salary in the United States for a Maternal and Child Health nurse is $88,700.