Neonatal Nurse

Occupation Project- Natalie, Stephanie, Maria

what is a neonatal nurse?

Neonatal nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that works with newborn infants born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. The neonatal period is defined as the first month of life; however, these newborns are often sick for months.

what are the hours/schedule?

Neonatal critical care is provided around the clock, and on weekends, and on holidays. Many neonatal nurses work 12 hours, day or night shifts however some nurseries offer 8 or 10 hours for a flexible schedule.

are there personality requirements?

When working with such high risk problematic babies, a neonatal nurse must be patient and relaxed. Working with babies can be stressful, so the best thing for a neonatal nurse to do is be in control, know what one is doing, and keep their cool.

what are some education requirements? Salary?

Anyone wanting to be a neonatal nurse must be a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing.

The salary ranges:

$99, $726-118,895

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