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Women & Infants has three, 24-bed units designed primarily for obstetrical patients. The patients are both high- and low-risk women who have delivered vaginally or by Cesarean.
Their babies are admitted to the newborn nurseries located on each unit. We encourage them to room-in with their mothers as we foster a family-centered experience and emphasize patient teaching.
Orientation for nurses working on these units includes classroom sessions on the care of the postpartum woman, as well as classes geared toward caring for other patients who may be admitted to the unit. Classes in breastfeeding, adult IV, EKG and adult code are also part of the orientation. You will also become certified in newborn resuscitation (NRP).
You will spend approximately eight to 10 days in the classroom for orientation, as well as six to eight weeks orienting on the unit with a staff preceptor. The length of your orientation will depend upon your experience.