What all do I need to do to become a neonatal nurse?
I'm trying to find out all the schooling i need to take, what type of internships or jobs I can have while in school and all about the education. #nursing #medicalcareers #medical-education #medical-careers
The most important first step to take would be to take an interest and aptitude test to see if you have the personality traits that are shared with successful neonatal nurses. Then, it would help greatly to talk directly with neonatal nurses to see how you feel about what they are doing and get their suggestions on how to proceed.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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I can tell you from personal experience that these nurses are very special. They work with tiny humans and very stressed and scared parents. You definitely need to have the right personality and compassion to be in this field. This applies to many jobs in the medical field.