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What do I have to do to become a neonatal nurse?

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Nicole’s Answer

Hello!
Before starting starting college courses, volunteering is a great way to gain experience in nursing and in the hospital. Hospitals that have NICUs usually have volunteers that will come to hold the babies. It is usually called a Cuddler program or something similar. By volunteering in the NICU, you will be able to see what the nurses do first-hand and learn about the NICU at the same time.
You will need to get an associate degree in nursing or a bachelor degree in nursing. I obtained a bachelor degree and my first job out of nursing school was in the NICU. I loved it there and was a NICU nurse for 17 years before I became a nurse practitioner.
Enjoy your adventures on becoming a nurse!
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Nyah’s Answer

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In order to become a neonatal nurse, you will have to earn at least a two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN), or a four-year bachelor degree in nursing (BSN). Both degrees will allow you to become a neonatal nurse, the main goal is to become licensed as an registered nurse (RN). Which comes after obtaining either degree. Remember that you need 2 years of clinical experience of working with neonatal patients before taking the certification exam.
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