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WHAT IS A BABY NURSE CALLED THAT ONLY WORKS WITH NEWBORNS ONLY

I AM GOING TO SCHOOL I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE RIGHT COURSE TO TAKE TO BECOME A BABY NURSE? THAT ONLY WORKS WITH NEWBORNS ONLY?

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JACOBMOMMY354

Asked by JACOBMOMMY354 at 9:49 AM on Feb. 26, 2011 in

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  • Pediatric nurse
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 9:49 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • You go to school to become an RN through associate or BSN an can specialize in pediatric nursing if the school has that option which most do not. After you graduate and sit for the exam you can look for nursing jobs in pediatric settings. Once you have worked in that field you will gain experience/specialization as a pediatric nurse. To become truly specialized you will need to get your MSN (masters in nursing) and sit for the cerfified pediatric nurse exam (CPN).
    KayGia0704

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 9:50 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • RNs and LVNs can work in the post-partum unit, however if you want to work with high-risk infants (preemies and other health issues) you'll need that pediatric specialization education. It's hard to get hired in post-partum as an LVN though, you'd be better off getting your RN or BSN.
    Fistandantalus

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:47 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Another group of nurses are those working with babies in their first month of life - neonatal nurse.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonatal_nursing

    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 10:52 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Neonatal nurse. You'd need to get your nursing degree, then you can choose your specialty and get the necessary certifications. You'd be better off going for a BSN than an ADN (bachelor's over associate's degree).
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:05 PM on Mar. 7, 2011

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