Travel Postpartum Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a Postpartum Travel Nurse

Postpartum nurses play a vital role in assisting patients during one of the most transformative times of their lives - the period following childbirth. They provide comprehensive care to mothers, helping them to recover from delivery and adjust to their new responsibilities. Being a postpartum travel nurse allows you to live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure.

Interested in traveling as a postpartum nurse? Browse travel postpartum nurse jobs at outstanding facilities across the country and find your fit.

What is a postpartum travel nurse?

Postpartum travel nurses, sometimes known as maternal newborn nursing professionals, guide families through the transition process to home care, providing essential education on infant nutrition, post-delivery recovery, and overall infant care. By offering emotional support and expert guidance, highly skilled Postpartum nurses help ensure a safe and positive experience for new mothers and their babies.

Typical Postpartum Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Caring for and educate new mothers about post-delivery care, including how to manage pain, help with breastfeeding and postpartum nursing, and care for their new infant
  • Monitor vital signs of the mother and baby during the recovery period
  • Watch for signs of postpartum depression, and provide emotional support and guidance
  • Ensure the mother's and newborn's safe transition to home care, offering critical education on infant care, nutrition, and post-delivery recovery
  • Communicate effectively with the entire healthcare team to ensure the well-being of both the mother and the baby, making them an indispensable part of the maternity care journey

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for Travel Postpartum Nurse Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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Per diem
Travel registered nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
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Level-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel life
See new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.

Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure

Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!

Degrees and Certifications

Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to are easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the healthcare facilities to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all postpartum travel nurse jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your registered nurse compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


Who can become a postpartum travel nurse?

The path to becoming a postpartum nurse starts with earning a nursing degree, either an associate's or a bachelor's degree in nursing. Once the degree is completed, prospective nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to gain licensure as a registered nurse (RN). After earning your RN license, gaining clinical experience in obstetric or neonatal nursing is highly recommended. From there, nurses can pursue further specialization and additional certifications in post partum care.

Gaining patient care experience in a clinical setting is beneficial. It is recommended that travel nurses have 12-18 months of hospital-based RN experience in their field. Specific positions experience qualifications could be longer depending on the facility.

How much do postpartum travel nurse jobs pay?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for registered nurses, including postpartum nurses, was $73,300 as of May 2019. However, the average pay for postpartum nurses can vary based on several factors, including their level of experience, education, geographical location, and the size and type of the healthcare facility in which they work. For instance, nurses with specialized certifications or extensive experience may command higher salaries.

Are there any common postpartum nursing certifications I should consider?

Yes! Along with certifications like basic life support, postpartum nurses often pursue specialized certifications to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of maternal and newborn care. Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB), offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC), validates a nurse's skills and proficiency in caring for women during their antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN), also offered by NCC, demonstrates a nurse's competence in providing care for newborns and their mothers just after birth. Certified Mother-Baby Nurse (C-MBN), provided by the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), validates a nurse's knowledge and expertise in mother-baby nursing during the immediate postpartum period.

A postpartum travel nurse may also choose to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) offered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. It validates a nurse's proficiency in breastfeeding management support for new mothers. You can also pursue certification in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), a globally recognized initiative designed to equip health care professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively handle emergency situations during the neonatal phase.

What types of places employ postpartum travel nurses?

Postpartum nurses have employment opportunities across a variety of types of healthcare systems including hospitals, particularly those with maternity wards or birthing centers. Additionally, positions can be found in private obstetrician/gynecologist offices, family clinics, and outpatient care centers. Some postpartum nurses may also work in community health services, providing essential education and care to patients in underserved areas.

What is the interview process like for travel registered nurse assignments?

Most commonly travel nurse interviews happen through phone calls because of time constraints and cost to the facility for bringing people in to meet face-to-face. Fusion and other agencies try to get as much information as possible on the jobs daily tasks and environment so you know what you are stepping into before your start date. The phone interview is a great time to get any additional details that you might have so that you can be confident and comfortable with the job, should it be the right fit for you.

Will taking postpartum travel RN jobs help my nursing career?

Working as a postpartum travel registered nurse is beneficial because it exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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