How long does it take to become a Labor and delivery and delivery nurse?

Question by Christina W: How long does it take to become a Labor and delivery and delivery nurse?
i want to become a labor and delivery nurse. how long does it take? Do i have to specialize? and do i go to nursing school then take the NCLEX or go to college then the NCLEX?

thank you all for your help

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Answer by Imaka
I think there is more than one route. Here iare a couple of links that should help. Best of luck with your plans.

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  1. meljab says:

    2 year community college program usually takes 3 years to graduate with all courses completed (66 credits usually)

    When you graduate you are able to take then NCLEX (you must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program)

    After that you have to find a job in an acute medical surgical unit and gain 1 year experience, usually L&D units wont hire you without this experience. (there is always a rare exception but I wouldnt count on it)

    Then you can apply to work on a Postpartum unit for 6 months to a year then transition to L&D.

    Most L&D departments wont hire new graduate nurses and require many years of experience in both medical surgical and postpartum nursing. Also, many hospitals now require a Bachelor’s degree which is additional 1-2 years of schooling after your associates degree.

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