L&D Travel Nurse Jobs

Labor & Delivery Travel Nurse Jobs

Labor and Delivery Travel RNs provide care to expectant mothers before, during and after childbirth. L&D Nurses spend a significant amount of time with the laboring mothers coaching them through the entire birth experience while administering medications and epidurals under the order of the physician, and assisting the midwife through the actual delivery. Labor and Delivery nurses also work with other members of the medical team to help implement a plan of care based on the patient’s condition. Their role as an L&D RN requires them to be knowledgeable of relevant technologies and evidence-based practices to provide the highest-quality care.

PPR is one of the nations highest rated travel nursing agencies. We’ve been recognized for our excellent service by The Great Place to Work Institute who has listed PPR as one of America’s “Best Places to Work” for 13 years. In 2018 we were voted #1 on Highway Hypodermics’ list of Top 10 Travel Nursing Companies, which is such an honor. But this isn’t new. We’ve been doing this since 1996. Providing travel nursing professionals with awesome employment opportunities has been our goal for the 20+ years we’ve been in business. In that time, we’ve perfected our customer experience. Part of the reason why we’re so loved by our travelers is our industry-leading benefits package:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Customizable pay packages
  • Industry-leading health insurance plans
  • Paid private housing or housing stipends
  • License and expense reimbursements
  • 401k plus match
  • One forgiveness day per contract
  • $1000 referral bonus
  • 24-hour housing and clinical support
  • Travel with family, friends, and pets

In our effort to consistently provide the best experience possible for Labor and Delivery travel nurses we’ve gone to great lengths to listen to feedback and deliver for our nurses. Many L&D RNs become travel nurses to increase their earning potential, that’s why we offer assignments that have the option for extended hours. We also know how difficult it is to be away from friends and family for 13 weeks, so we’ve included the option to travel with a family member, friend, and even pets.

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How Much Do Staff L&D RNs Make?

$65,976/yr

$34.81/hr

$1,392/wk

Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse salaries vary from state to state and city to city. Population density, cost of living, demand and other factors affect the earning potential of L&D RNs nationwide. Experienced L&D nurses can earn upwards of 90,ooo - 100,000/year with an average salary closer to 65,000 across the United States. Tenure isn't the only factor affected earning potential in the industry. Location too has a great impact on the salaries of traveling nurses.  For example, L&D nurses in Los Angeles, CA earn nearly 37% more than the national average (90,000) while nurses in Miami, FL earn 3% less than the national average ($63,000). Nurse Journal has a great resource for finding exactly where you're earning potential is the highest. However, keep in mind that travel nursing offers even greater earning potential. Travel Labor and Delivery RNs receive stipends, paid travel expenses, free housing, and other untaxed benefits that will boost your salary as a L&D RN. We've compiled data from several trusted salary information sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, GlassDoor, Payscale, and Indeed.com.

Earn more as a Travel Nurse

RN Licensure

One of the greatest perks of being a travel nurse is the ability to TRAVEL! But, in order to do so, all traveling nurses must obtain proper licensure before beginning an assignment. One of the best ways to gain access to additional travel nursing opportunities in multiple states is via Nurse Compact Licensure, recently changed to the Enhanced Nurse Licensure (eNCL). Because every state licensure board is self-governed, finding all the necessary information to submit an application can be a difficult, lengthy process on your own, so it's important to address your travel goals with a recruiter to determine the best plan of action. To start you off on the right foot, we've compiled every state's licensure information in one easy to use resource. Just navigate to the region & state you want to obtain a license from and follow the steps. Below you'll find additional licensure resources to aid in the journey to your next travel adventure.

RN Licensure Resources

What Does The Future of L&D Nursing Look Like?

Number of Jobs: 2,955,200

New Jobs 2016-26: 438,100

Annual Openings: 105,260

There's an exciting future ahead from RNs, especially for those in the travel nursing industry. Based on data collected from several sources in 2016, including the BLS, it is estimated that nearly half a million new jobs will open for Registered Nurses between 2016 to 2026. The BLS also claims that nurses rank number one in most annual job openings among all occupations requiring a minimum of an associates degree. That means that there are over 100,000 jobs for RNs opening every year! With a record numbers of applicants, record high demand and an estimated average salary increase, the future is bright for L&D travel nurses.

Which States Have The Highest Demand For Labor & Delivery RNs?

Nursing in itself is extremely rewarding, but if you've found yourself craving a tad more adventure than your everyday perm job, travel nursing may just be your niche. Travel nurse jobs span from coast to coast and almost everywhere in between granting those with a want for wander opportunities that are nearly endless. The key to landing your dream gig is knowing where to apply, and where the demand is high so is the likelihood of being placed. Check out the list below of states in high demand for Labor & Delivery RNs. 

IL

MN

NM

VA

WA

PPR is an equal opportunity employer.