NEONATAL NURSING
Ginger Bellisario
Friday, May 30, 14
Neo = new
natal = pertaining to birth or origin
Neonatal period = first month of life
Friday, May 30, 14
Neonatal nursing - Specialized form of nursing, working with newborn infants who are born with, or
develop birth defects, ...
-assist new mom breastfeeding
-care for ill full-term infant
-administer IVs
-attend the delivery of premature
infants
-te...
• Level I consists of caring for healthy newborns.
• Level II provides intermediate or special care for
premature or ill n...
Entry level neonatal nurses with less than one year of
experience earned an average salary of $49,300 to
$68,800 a year. (...
-Neonatal nurses are RNs, and must hold either a BSN or MSN witch, in accelerated programs, takes
1-2 years to obtain. Ass...
Friday, May 30, 14
-California offers the highest
average pay for nurses, at
$90,860
-Massachusetts, $86,800
-Hawaii, $83,950
On the other en...
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Chem Final: Career Reasearch on Neonatal Nursing

  1. 1. NEONATAL NURSING Ginger Bellisario Friday, May 30, 14
  2. 2. Neo = new natal = pertaining to birth or origin Neonatal period = first month of life Friday, May 30, 14
  3. 3. Neonatal nursing - Specialized form of nursing, working with newborn infants who are born with, or develop birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems within the first 28 days of birth. “A few neonatal nurses may care for infants up to about 2 years of age. Most neonatal nurses care for infants from the time of birth until they are discharged from the hospital.” - NANN Friday, May 30, 14
  4. 4. -assist new mom breastfeeding -care for ill full-term infant -administer IVs -attend the delivery of premature infants -teach new parents how to care for their infants Friday, May 30, 14
  5. 5. • Level I consists of caring for healthy newborns. • Level II provides intermediate or special care for premature or ill newborns. • Level III, the Neonatal intensive-care unit(NICU), treats newborns who cannot be treated in the other levels and are in need of high technology to survive. Friday, May 30, 14
  6. 6. Entry level neonatal nurses with less than one year of experience earned an average salary of $49,300 to $68,800 a year. (medicalsalarysource.com) Friday, May 30, 14
  7. 7. -Neonatal nurses are RNs, and must hold either a BSN or MSN witch, in accelerated programs, takes 1-2 years to obtain. Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) 2-3 years. -Some require a midwifery qualification. -NCLEX ((National Council Licensure Examination) to receive his or her nursing license. -The National Association of Neonatal Nurses recommends two years' experience working in a NICU before taking graduate classes. -Employers may set requirements for continuing education. -Neonatal nurses must complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program Friday, May 30, 14
  8. 8. Friday, May 30, 14
  9. 9. -California offers the highest average pay for nurses, at $90,860 -Massachusetts, $86,800 -Hawaii, $83,950 On the other end of the wage spectrum -Iowa, $53,300, -South Dakota, $55,700 -Oklahoma, $56,130 Friday, May 30, 14

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