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Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurse

Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurses are specially trained for assisting women through pregnancy and the before and after period of the child birth. The Gynecology or Obstetrics Nurses also help women who have issues related to child birth and pregnancy. The Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurses usually specialize in a specific area of gynecology as it is a vast field. It is the duty of the OB/GYN nurses to help women of all ages, those who have just had their first period to women who have menopause. They work under the care of a physician or doctor. OB/GYN nurses are allowed to write prescriptions and suggest lab tests to the patients.

• Education Criteria for Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurses:

To become a gynecology or obstetrics nurse a person must first complete the nursing program from a nursing school. Most people earn a degree to complete this requirement. People go for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing or Associate of Science in Nursing. Some people, however, gain the diploma in nursing. After the completion of diploma or degree, the second stage is to give the examination called NCLEX. Clearing this exam makes them registered nurses and allows them to work in any state. After gaining experience, these nurses can opt for further specialized certifications like gynecology, prenatal, labor and delivery or obstetrics.

• How Much Usually a Gynecology/Obstetrics Nurse Earns?

The demand for the registered nurses is expected to increase by 22% by 2018 which shows a great career outlook. Nurses who specialize in obstetrics earn about $ 60,966 per year. But the salary is dependent upon the experiences gained by the OB/GYN nurses and the state in which they are working. The salary also varied from one medical facility to another. Nurses who have specialization in women health issues earn between $60,000 and $72,000 annually.

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