NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) nann.org
ANN (Academy of Neonatal Nursing) academyonline.org
5 Strengths (probably the same as the previous poster):
particular (to the point of perfectionism in many)
protective of our babies (or patients)
that perfectionism I mentioned before can sometimes be a bad thing
Well, that's all I can come up with for now.
As for working as neonatal nurse... it probably depends on the location. I have an associate's degree in nursing (licensed RN). Working in the NICU is my first nursing job, but some places want nurses to have some experience in med-surg (probably a year or two). I am CPR certified, as well as NRP (neonatal resuscitation) certified (a big deal when you work with infants).
And my orientation was about 5 months long! The standard in the unit where I work is 16 weeks when you already have your RN license (I didn't have mine when I started so my orientation didn't technically start until I had my license in hand and could do nursing skills legally in IL).
Hope that helps!