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Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal Nurse—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Neonatal nurses provide direct patient care to newborns in hospitals for the first month after birth. The babies they care for may be normal, they may be born prematurely, or they may be suffering from an illness or birth defect. Some of the babies require highly technical care, such as surgery or the use of ventilators, incubators, or intravenous feedings.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Critical Nurse Specialist

Neonatal Nurse

Staff Nurse

General Staff Nurse

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