Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Programs

The field of nursing has many specialty areas. And if you enjoy working with infants, then neonatal nursing is the right choice for you. This area of specialization focuses on the care of infants and newborn babies, especially those who need special attention. For example, babies born early, having deformities, struggling with breathing problems, require surgery or other complications that need special medical care.

Things you will do as a neonatal nurse

Care for healthy infants in the nursery after birth
Look after infants with special needs, in a NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit)

However, many of the patients a neonatal nurse cares for are under 2 years. But if have long-term needs due to their conditions at birth, they may stay in the NICU for some more years before they can be transferred to a pediatrics unit.