How To Become An Obgyn Nurse in 2021?

HOW TO BECOME AN OBGYN NURSE

In this article, we will explore and uncover the steps to becoming an OBGYN Nurse. We will also expound on the pressure you need to bear and the sacrifices you have to make to reach that goal. Not to mention the boyfriends you have to dump to learn the proper way and put on a diaper.

Seriously, kidding aside now, we dive into the topic.

There are many specialty fields for a Registered Nurse in any of the hospitals or medical care facilities nationwide. These include, but are not limited to, Emergency Room Nurse, Surgery Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurse, or even a home-care Nurse.  This article, however, will cover only the OBGYN Nurse. This article will be extensive enough to warrant a presentation, in text, the details through this section by section in as much possible detail as possible.

What is OBGYN? 

Terminology for any nursing candidate or any medical profession aspirant, for that matter, must be defined and understood at the onset. For this, we explain that specific term. OBGYN is a contraction or shortcut for Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Obstetrics is defined as a branch of medicine that involves women’s care during pre-conception, the supposed nine-month pregnancy, easy or hard childbirth, and immediately after childbirth. Gynecology is another branch of medicine that involves care of all women’s health issues. The nurse that works or practices in this field is an OBGYB Nurse who has passed the licensure exam. We will talk about this licensure exam along the way. 

What is RN?

Registered Nurse, RN, is the title given to a nurse applicant who had to pass the national licensure exam.

Education

Aspiring OBGYN Nurses must finish high school first. When already done with high school, the soon-to-be nursing student has three paths to choose from. After passing the licensure exam, any of these three will land the aspirant a job as OBGYN Nurse.

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We will start with the shortest and least expensive way to the longest, where an obvious trade-off will eventually be obvious.

  • Nursing Diploma Program (NDP). This used to be the only way to become a nurse of any specialty back then that became popular in the late 19th century. NDP today has dwindled but still exists.

  • Usually, this Diploma Program is done at hospitals where clinical experience and direct patient care focus. They link up with academic institutions today for other essential courses such as social sciences and biology.

  • Because of this autonomy, NDP can last anywhere from eighteen months to three years. As a consequence, expenses going into this path is absolutely indeterminate. It can make you, or it can break you, as the saying goes. The best option for a student is to ask everything about the program. But the current
    trend indicates a substantial drop in offerings for this path, rightly so if you read on.

  • A graduate of NDP can take the state licensure exam as with other graduates of the two other paths but not the National licensing exam. Remember that, especially those who aim for a comfortable annual income. 
  • Associate Diploma in Nursing (ADN). This is the minimum requirement for an OBGYN Nurse to take the National licensure exam and be labeled RN or Registered Nurse.

  • The course is offered in the community, junior colleges, and a few universities around the country. This is set as a two-year course but, if the situation requires, flexible enough on student circumstances. 

  • The reality of things would come into play here. This is a course that embraces those that have limited cash flow; or, for others, limited cash flow would be too much of a description of themselves; they rarely have spare cash at all.

  • They have made it more accommodating for students today to have an online option available for time and distance-conscious students. If not, and you happen to be within striking distance but have to work to pay off rent and buy yourself food, evening classes are offered.

  • Last among the options for AND students to finish and comply with the course is the accelerated modules available for you. This, however, should not be taken lightly, for this will be deeply comprehensive and fast, least most popular.

  • Overall, the course is shorter in coverage but in line with the longer path described below. In-line here is meant that a carry-over of your credits can be done academically if ever you intend to enhance your qualification from ADN to BSN
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN). This is the cream of the crop for those that aspire to be OBGYN Nurse. Anyone with this credential – with a passed licensure exam, of course – will be the first preference, the priority of any hospital in the USA and Canada; include other countries with elevated health care systems like the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. Southeast Asia, perhaps?

  • The degree is four years, with the first two contain general molding of the student in all sciences: social sciences, psychology, mathematics, and others. The last two years will put the student into nursing rigors to prepare the student for twelve-hour shifts, anatomy, pharmacology, and what have you on this line of knowledge and profession. 

  • The student will also be exposed to clinical experience, direct patient care, hospital atmosphere, and duties that are the norm in real nursing duty; a taste of the real world if we can say so.

  • The preferential treatment for nurses with BSN and with passed licensure exam is essential because of the extent of theory and practice the students had gone through in four years of study.

  • Fair enough reason, which is actually practiced the world over. But, a more intriguing and unusual cause for such a preference came to be because of research that correlates the presence of BSN nurses in hospitals with patients’ deaths. The more the BSN nurses, the lesser the deaths.

  • You have the ball.

Licensure Exam

High school was nothing – child’s play – but college is everything. The years spent to breakthrough seemed more of a burden every minute of the day. But when college is done, it is so exhilarating you feel the need to celebrate for a week. If it could only be that because several weeks before graduating from your nursing degree, you had been handed out an application form for the licensure examination, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). This is your ticket to become the dream you want to be – an OBGYN Nurse. You slap yourself for there is something more important than dreaming your life away. Review, review for the exam. If you have enough resources, then get the best review possible. If you are on the other side of the spectrum, for the moment, then you will have to do your best by self-review or with your classmates. Better yet, you can beg or borrow review literature from those that had already passed the exam before you. Dig into those review materials conscientiously as your very existence depended on it.  When you think you are ready, then it is time to tackle the obstacle. Good luck. Your result will be sent to you in due time in a manner the agency would know-how.

No Money. What to Do.

If you happen to be luckless with cash, for whatever reason, do not lose hope. In this modern era, there are options available for diligent and aspiring students.

  • Scholarship. This is your first option, but you will have to meet the patron’s requirements, and your Grade Point Average would be the first to be checked. Depending on the state you are in, there are a lot of scholarships out there. Choose the one you think befits you.
  • Student Loan. This is an option you would have to think deeply about because you need to pay it back with interests from whomever you had loaned money. Repayment could literally take years. If you proceed, there are two ways to get money from: federal and private student loans. Work out the details of each and decide which is the best for you.
  • Working Student. This is definitely the hardest of the three options; physically demanding. Imagine going to school and work to save money for tuition and books and all else. You may tend to leave one for the other in time, which could derail your dream profession. This one, if you have not realized it yet, is debt-free. You don’t have to pay anybody back for your own no money from no one. 

Sources:

[1] https://medschool.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=1158&action=detail&ref=1051 

[2] https://www.nursingexplorer.com/bsn

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