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I have my bsn, but now i would like to go for neonatology and not nnp.

I have my bsn, but now i would like to go for neonatology and not nnp.

Need To Work NICU: There is no special training in basic BSN Nursing curriculum but some can take an elective rotation in neonatal units. You need a year of med/surg Nursing minimum to be hired as neonatal nurse.To become a neonatilogy nurse you need a job in a level 2 or 3 neonatology unit.Called NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) That is the only way Good Luck ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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Neonatology (Definition)

Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after ...Read more


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What is the role of a neonatologists?

What is the role of a  neonatologists?

Treat babies : Evaluate and treat premature and term infants with serious health conditions. Some neonatologist see normal newborns as well. ...Read more

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How does someone become a neonatologist?

How does someone become a neonatologist?

Residency+Fellowship: Neonatologists are doctors who specialize in the medical care of newborn infants. They typically have the following training: - at least 4 years of medical school (after at least of 4 years of undergraduate schooling) - 3 years of residency training in pediatrics - 3 years of fellowship (additional, specific training) in newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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What is neonatology?

What is neonatology?

Neonatology: Neonatology is the care of high risk newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit. It is a subspecialty of pediatrics. A neonatologist becomes board certified by the american academy of pediatrics in pediatrics after a pediatric residency and then after a 3 yr. Neonatology fellowship can take the boards for neonatology. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neonatology?

NewbornSpecialists: Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after birth outside the hospital ...Read more

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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...Read more

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How many years of school does it take to be a neonatologist?

How many years of school does it take to be  a neonatologist?

At least 14 years: Neonatologists typically have the following training: - at least 4 years of medical school (after at least of 4 years of undergraduate schooling) at this point, they have their medical degrees and obtain the following training: - 3 years of residency training in pediatrics - 3 years of fellowship (additional, specific training) in newborn intensive care. ...Read more

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Neonatologist told us this morning our premie has nec. What did they do wrong?

Neonatologist told us this morning our premie has nec. What did they do wrong?

NEC: Nec is associated with mostly prematurity. Usually it is nobody's fault. It happens due to combination of factors including prematurity, feeding, intestinal immaturity, possible sepsis. This condition is not uncommon in nicu setup. ...Read more

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What kind of personaility or temperament is best suited to a neonatologist? What kind of training or experience do I need?

What kind of personaility or temperament is best suited to a neonatologist?
What kind of training or experience do I need?

Calm and confident: Neonatologists have to be able to handle many emergent situations when a baby is sick and should be able to manage the situation calmly and confidently. ...Read more

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