Hays, KS – Kalin LaBarge, BSN, RNC-OB, has recently achieved a significant professional milestone by earning her certification from the National Certification Corporation (NCC) in inpatient obstetric nursing. This esteemed credential recognizes her exemplary knowledge, skills, and expertise in providing exceptional care to expectant mothers and their newborns.
To obtain the inpatient obstetric nursing certification, LaBarge underwent a rigorous examination process administered by the NCC. The examination evaluated her proficiency across various essential areas of obstetric nursing practice, including fetal monitoring, maternal complications, intrapartum and postpartum care, high-risk obstetrics, and newborn assessment and care. This comprehensive assessment ensures that certified inpatient obstetric nurses possess the necessary knowledge and competence to deliver specialized care throughout the entire perinatal period.
The NCC credential signifies her dedication to staying updated with the latest evidence-based practices and the highest standards of care in the field. This achievement highlights her strong clinical expertise, critical thinking skills, and passion for providing optimal care to women and their infants during one of life’s most pivotal moments.
In addition to their technical skills, certified inpatient obstetric nurses like LaBarge are skilled in fostering effective communication, empathy, and compassion to create a positive birthing experience. They work collaboratively with the healthcare team to identify and address any potential complications that may arise during labor and delivery. These nurses are also knowledgeable about breastfeeding support, postpartum care, and newborn care, ensuring a smooth transition into the postpartum period.