Hi xoshortcutieox! I'll take a stab at answering your questions:
1. I have only worked at a level 3 NICU.
2. I went straight into NICU 5 yrs ago as a new grad.
3. I have high ambitions for myself. I want to teach at the collegiate level, do research on neonates, and maybe work as a NNP.
4. I had a 2 yr A.D.N. when I started and just completed my BSN. You can have a diploma in nursing (done if you've been in nursing a while), ADN, BSN, MSN.
5. I have CEUs for my clinical ladder, but my state does not require CEU for licensure.
6. I am planning to continue my education since I believe I am very good at educating others and I love to learn everyday.
7. I am the charge nurse frequently in our unit. The charge nurse is responsible for 6-7 nurses.
8. I report to our NICU manager.
9. Nursing is not an independent job. I work collaboratively with other disciplines daily.
10. My job requires me to travel by the helicopter when I am the flight nurse on duty.
11. The most positive aspect for me is making a difference in a family's life. It is a very rewarding job.
12. The negative aspects is the nursing shortage and poor nursing/patient ratios.
13. I think the benefits could be better. Our health insurance is horrible. So is our tuition reimbursement ($2000/yr). Doesn't last long.
Hope this helps.
Christine, RNC, BSN
Quote from xoshortcutieox
I am currently a student in highschool who inspires to
become a neonatology nurse. We are doing a career
planning project and need to interview somebody in
that particular field. I've been having a hard time
trying to find a neonatology nurse to interview, but
if you have the time I would greatly appreciate you to
answer the questions below and reply ASAP.
Thanks for your time!!
Your job title:
Have you been employed in other medical positions, and
if so what were they?:
How long have you been at your present position?:
Are you satisfied with your career, or would you
change to another career if you were able?:
What were the educational requirements?:
Are there continuing educational requirements that you
are required to complete?
Are you planning to continue your formal education? If
Do you supervise others? If so, how many people do you
Who do you report to?
What is the organizational structure of the people
Do you give direct patient care?
Do you work wiht other people, or do you work
Do you ever travel?
What are the most positive aspects of your job?
What are the most negative aspects of your job?
If there was one aspect you could change about your
present position, what would that be?
Are there opportunities for advancement?
Do you feel you are adequately compensated for your
Do you feel the other benefits (vacation, insurance,
pension, etc.) are favorable?