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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Maegon Smith Ms. Jones English IV-3A . Why do I want to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner?.

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why do i want to become a neonatal nurse practitioner
Why do I want to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner?
  • I want to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner because I enjoy taking care of babies under the age of 3. Every time I see a baby it brings joy to my day. Babies are much easier to take care of. I'm interested in learning how the body works at such a young age and feeling the connection mothers have with their babies.
job description
Job Description
  • Neonatal nurses provide primary care to premature babies
  • They also consult with neonatologist to determine best cure for newborns in the NICU
  • Work with families on the caring of their newborn
neonatal nursing education levels
Neonatal Nursing Education Levels
  • Level I – Nurse provides care to babies that are born healthy and stay in the hospital for a short period.
  • Level II – Nurse caters to infants that are born premature or have an illness. Nurses in this level give oxygen and specialized feedings and intravenous therapy
  • Level III - This Unit is called Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or the NICU. This unit is one that gives care to infants that are premature or severely ill or very small in size. The babies that are admitted in the NICU need surgery and ventilators.
skills high school requirements
Skills & High School Requirements
  • Skills Required:
  • Diligent and fast acting
  • Good communication skills
  • Emotional resolute (control emotions)
  • High School Prep:
  • Take Advantage of Medical classes at school
basic high school requirements
Basic High School Requirements
  • 4 years of math classes
  • 4 years of science classes
  • 4 years of English classes
  • 4 years of social studies
  • 2 years of foreign language
  • 1 additional elective or more
degree s years of study
Degree's/Years of Study
  • Associates Degree
  • Two years at a community college
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 4 years at a university
  • Certified as RN
  • Master Degree
  • Additional 3-4 years after Bachelors
  • Completed 2 years of work experience in a hospital, clinic or private institution
  • Also have to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
top schools entrance requirements
Top Schools Entrance Requirements
  • Unweight GPA of at least a 3.0 from main courses
  • Minimum19 units of college preparatory courses
  • Minimum of SAT score of 1060
  • Minimum composite ACT score of at least 23
top and national colleges
Top and National Colleges
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Duke University
  • Louisiana State University Health Center-New Orleans
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Baylor University
job market potential income
Job Market/Potential Income
  • Neonatal nurse practitioners are the highest paid professionals in the nursing field.
  • Earn an average salary between $39,078 and $113,714
  • Salary gets higher by years of experience
work cited
Work Cited
  • . N.p.. Web. 7 Oct 2013. <http://www.healthecareers.com/article/what-education-is-needed-to-become-a-neonatal-nurse/158345>.
  • . N.p.. Web. 7 Oct 2013. <http://educationcareerarticles.com/career-information/job-descriptions/neonatal-nurse-practitioner-job-description/>.
  • . N.p.. Web. 7 Oct 2013. <http://www.ehow.com/facts_5494867_neonatal-nurse-practitioner-job-description.html>.