Labor and Delivery RNs work with pregnant women and assist in the delivery process.
They do not require additional training or national licensure, but because of that they usually have a mentor who will teach them how to make sure the entire process is healthy and safe (if not comfortable) for the patient.
They administer medication, monitor fetal heart rates and assist in labor inducement. They should be competent from antepartum to newborn nursery.
Aside from the hospital L&D unit, they may work in pediatric facilities, birthing and maternity centers, health clinics, OB/GYN outpatient offices.