Hi everyone I need a bit of advice on what route to take to be a Neonatal Nurse. I want to work with the babies that are just born which is the Level 1 or Level 2 Neonatal I guess (the healthy babies not the Level 3). I'm trying to find out what the nurse is called that takes the baby right after birth and cleans the baby, gives shots, check ups and weighs them etc.(whatever that is that's what I want to do); I'm also interested in mommy/baby care as well. So I need a clarification on what I want to do, whether everything I'm describing is the same thing or if each job has different names.
As far as schooling, I wanted to know if I could go to school for two years and get my ADN and start working with babies right away so I can already start getting the experience, then continue schooling to get my BSN so the hospital I work at will pay for my education. I also wanted to get some advice for schooling because I hear how hard the schooling is, so any advice or tips on schooling would be nice. If I can't work with babies with an ADN, I was going to go to a community college and take my prerequisites; then transfer to a nursing school to finish my nursing degree.
My second option besides Nursing would be Ultrasound Technician specializing in OB. If anyone knows any helpful information on Ultrasound Tech's please let me know, I think that the schooling isn't as long as hard as Nursing. Thanks for any advice and helP!