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Essay On My Life As A Neonatal Nurse

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My family decided to take on a new responsibility, raising my sister's child. A new chapter, a new beginning, a new responsibility.We had figured out that she was pregnant awhile back and instantly became worried of the end outcome. These words rang again again throughout my mind, “Mommy, i’m pregnant, and I don’t know what to do.” My sister could not take on a responsibility of raising a child, and we did not want the child to go into foster care or be a ward of the state. Fast forward a few months to when Mr. Ryland David Snider was born weighing 6lbs and 9 oz. As soon as he was born, the doctors checked his tone and it was really low. Then that night, Ryland started to turn blue, he was having a difficult time trying to breathe. Swarmed with fear we were, while fear took over us.The whole family was swarmed with fear, and started praying that he would…show more content…
I wanted to help babies to feel better, and be able to send them home with their parents who long to snuggle them. Neonatal nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that works with newborn infants born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. I would take the absolute best care of the babies that enter the NICU. I would love to fix any single issue that each child has, but I do not have that ability. I will spend time with the newborns, I will check and monitor their vitals to make sure that there is not another problem that will arise. Ever since I was a little kid, I absolutely LOVED babies but never knew what I wanted to be growing up. After I had witnessed a newborn turn blue, gasp for air and go through pain, I have decided that being a neonatal nurse is my dream career.I never want to see a baby struggling for air, and not be able to cure their issue. I would love my job, so it would be more entertaining than actual
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