I am a nursing student from israel...and my dream is to work in a NICU.
I'll give you some info about our path to the NICU...
we have to finish school and become RN's...after that we can apply for a job in a NICU....and immidiatly or in a year or two start studying (for 1.5 years) a course called INTENSIVE CARE OF THE NEWBORN OR THE PREMATURE.
it's a long program, twice a week, a 12 hour day of school.
after that you may insert IV meds to the newborns and premees and what not.
My question is for the USA NICU nurses...i heard about a grading system: I,II,III grade NICU nurses...
can you tell me more about that and about the path to become a NICU nurse.