Neonatal Nurse

Kaylah Robinson

WHAT IS A NEONATAL NURSE?

A Neonatal Nurse takes care of premature babies and full-term newborn babies that have critical medical conditions and need treatment. They are also a support system to the baby's family as the baby undergoes medical care. Neonatal Nurses are usually employed at women's or children's clinics.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • You must be a registered nurse, and have a Bachelor's Degree of Sciences in nursing
  • You must be certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
  • Required to complete a number of hours of clinical experience in a hospital

COLLEGES THAT OFFER THIS DEGREE

EXPECTED GROWTH AND SALARY

The need for neonatal nurses has been at an extremely fast rate of twenty-two percent from 2008 to 2018. The demand for nurses in advanced practice specializations is expected to be extremely high. In 2010, registered nurses earned an average annual salary of $64,690. In August 2011, neonatal nurse practitioners earned an average annual salary of $100,695.