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Travel Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

L&D nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

Most hospitals set aside separate areas for labor and delivery. Nurses who work on these floors focus on caring for the mother and her infant before, during, and after delivery. 

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a projected 12% rise in employment opportunities for registered nurses over the next several years. A greater number of medical facilities and increased demand for nurses across all specialties will help stimulate the need for more labor and delivery nurses as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Registered Nursing field to grow at a rate of 12 percent through 2028, significantly faster than the average for all occupations.

Labor and delivery nurse salary

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a Labor and Delivery nurse is $65,163 or $31 per hour. Assuming a 40-hour work week, that adds up to roughly $1,240 weekly.

According to NurseFly data, the average gross weekly salary for a travel labor and delivery nurse is $1,793 per week, which includes additional compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals. For travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax home, these stipends are entirely tax-free, which is why many travel nurses receive higher total compensation than they would in equivalent staff positions.

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Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Clovis, California
Stability Healthcare
11 days ago
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$3,827/week
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NuWest Travel Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Community Regional Medical Center (Fresno, CA 93721)
Fresno, California
NuWest Travel Nursing
2 days ago
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$3,752/week
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Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Madera, California
Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing
a day ago
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$3,643/week
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Lead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Emanuel Medical Center
Turlock, California
Lead Healthstaff
a day ago
Travel
$3,535/week
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Triage Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Glendale, Arizona
Triage Staffing
8 days ago
Travel
$3,520/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$2,185/week
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Junxion Med Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Junxion Med Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,963/week
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Junxion Med Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Junxion Med Staffing
a day ago
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$1,963/week
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Junxion Med Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital
Tawas City, Michigan
Junxion Med Staffing
a day ago
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$1,928/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Kalamazoo, MI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533170 Why choose Host ...
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$1,927/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Tawas City, Michigan
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Tawas City, MI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533148 Why choose Host ...
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$1,927/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Athens, Tennessee
Host Healthcare
20 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Athens, TN. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #512629 Why choose Host Hea ...
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$1,884/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia
TotalMed Staffing
20 hours ago
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$1,884/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Central Montana Med Ctr
Lewistown, Montana
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$1,857/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Kalamazoo, MI. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533166 Why choose Host ...
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$1,791/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
Travel
$1,783/week
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Mynela Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Ascension Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Mynela Staffing
a day ago
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$1,783/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
a day ago
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$1,638/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Starr Regional Medical Center
Athens, Tennessee
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
20 hours ago
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$1,548/week
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Host Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Labor and Delivery position in Winston-Salem, NC. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #533132 Why choose H ...
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$1,519/week
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What are the best agencies for Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs are Host Healthcare (206), OneStaff Medical (176), and TotalMed Staffing (144).

How Much Do Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Saturday, April 10th 2021, the average weekly pay for Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs is $1,990, but can pay up to $3,827 per week. In 2021, Labor and Delivery Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,899 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $1,165 per week.

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What does a labor and delivery nurse do?

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

Labor and delivery nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

What skills make a good labor and delivery nurse?

Good communication skills are essential for success as a labor and delivery nurse. As a nurse in this specialty, you'll have to talk patients through contractions and encourage them to push at the appropriate time. Labor and delivery nurses also have to communicate with family members regarding the progression of labor and the health of the newborn. If the mother or baby has complications, they'll have to communicate efficiently with other members of the care team to ensure that the appropriate intervention takes place as soon as possible.

Advanced assessment skills are also required for this nursing specialty. As a labor and delivery nurse, you'll be responsible for taking each patient's vital signs and determining if there's any cause for concern. You'll also read the fetal monitor to check if the baby's heart rate is normal. If a patient becomes unstable, you'll need to assess her condition and decide — sometimes within seconds — what steps to take to preserve her body's vital functions.

Labor and delivery nurses should also be skilled in administering medications and identifying adverse effects in expectant mothers and their babies. Many women receive Pitocin to induce labor or magnesium sulfate to delay delivery until the baby has more time to develop. You'll need to know how to administer these drugs and what to do if one of your patients has a severe reaction. You'll also have to administer medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions. 

Where do labor and delivery nurses work?

Labor and delivery nurses work in hospitals, birthing centers, and clinics.

How to become a labor and delivery nurse?

Labor and delivery nurses must complete an approved nursing education program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain a nursing license. Registered nurses typically need to have one year of bedside nursing experience to qualify for a labor and delivery nursing job. Once you have at least 2,000 hours of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, you may consider obtaining the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) certification. Not all employers require this certification, but a professional credential can make you a more competitive applicant when applying for labor and delivery jobs.

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