By: Trinity Louviere
Level 2) Nurses are much more demand because premature and sick babies need constant attention.
Level 3) Nurses have the most intensive responsibilities, working in the NICU and monitoring seriously ill or premature infants around the clock. They check ventilators and incubators, make sure babies are responding well and teach parents how to care for their infants properly.
You must be certified in Neonatal Recitation and/or Neonatal insensitive care nursing.
You may also be required to complete a minimum number of years of clinical experience in a hospital setting.
To become a neonatal nurse practitioner, you will also need a master of Science in Nursing degree. Many neonatal nursing schools offer this degree through a two-year Advanced practice Neonatal Nursing program. This type of program will prepare you for nursing licensure as a nurse practitioner and/ or clinical nurse specialist.