To work as a postpartum nurse, you will need a nursing degree and a nursing license. Once you have those credentials, here’s what to do next:
- Postpartum nurses must have their Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Different facilities require different certifications in newborn resuscitation. Depending on the unit you work in, you may be required to complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) or S.T.A.B.L.E. certification, which stands for sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work, and emotional support.
Once you have experience in postpartum nursing, you may choose to obtain further certification to show your dedication to your patients and profession. The Registered Nurse Certification- Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN) highlights your professional experience in the care of the childbearing family in both hospital and outpatient settings, from birth to six weeks.