A Research On Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

1191 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction: Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) refers to and cares for newborns in their first 28 days of life. Neonatal nurse practitioners practice advanced skills in order to provide care for healthy newborns, as well as newborns who need individualized attention. These nurses care for premature and sick newborns in many different settings: neonatal intensive care units (NICU), emergency rooms, delivery rooms, or specialty clinics(Nurse). NNP’s level of care enables them to preform multiple duties consisting of: monitoring specialized equipment, providing education to the families of the sick newborns, administering medications, preforming diagnostic tests and other procedures in order to establish a treatment plan for the newborns, and ensure proper feeding as well as basic care.
Why Neonatal Nurse Partitioning? I chose this specific career for my project because I have been wanting to pursue a career as a NNP for a long time. I have always loved the thought of being a nurse practitioner for children and newborns. After some time researching and finding out more information about NNP’s, I have specified my career to being in the NICU. I was a premature and sick newborn when I was born, so I had to be in the NICU for a very long time. My brother was also a premature baby and was admitted to NICU. The neonatal nurse practitioners working in the NICU saved mine and my brother’s life, which has inspired me to become one. I have not had any experience with this career,…
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