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- by stefeb12 Jan 12, '05Can a midwife functioin legally as a neonatal nurse practitioner.
There is a hopsital in PA where this is the case. The hopsital's justification is that this nurse has received "on the job training."
Could this nurse's license be in jeopard?
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- Jan 12, '05 by JolieCan you be a little more specific as to what her duties are? If she is acting in the delivery room to resuscitate a newly-delivered infant, I believe that would be appropriate. If she is caring for infants in the well-baby nursery, that may also be OK, as it seems to be within the scope of a midwife's practice. If she is admitting and caring for NICU patients, that may not be appropriate. Your best course of action would be to check with the PA State BON.