5 Weaknesses and strengths

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    Hi I am doing a project for HOSA at my tech center. I need some information on neonatal nursing. What would be five strengths and weaknesses of this career? What education, training, and credentialing do you need? I also need a summary or information of a professional associations that serve and represent this career. Please answer? Thanks Taylor
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    You can look up NANN online to find an organization.

    Strengths of NICU nurses
    detail oriented
    compassionate
    intelligent
    patient

    Weaknesses

    detail oriented
    compassionate
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    NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) nann.org
    ANN (Academy of Neonatal Nursing) academyonline.org

    5 Strengths (probably the same as the previous poster):

    detail oriented
    compassionate
    patient
    particular (to the point of perfectionism in many)
    protective of our babies (or patients)


    5 weaknesses:

    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!


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