Published Oct 11, 2004
Hi! I am a student in Florida waiting to hear about my acceptance to a nursing program. I Volunteer at a large teaching hospital in the NICU as a cuddler. My job description is to rock, cuddle and feed the babies that are temperature stable. I LOVE IT! I was wondering does anyone else know of hospitals that do this. I must say I feel pretty lucky that my hospital does this. Also it will look pretty good at my nursing interview...just an idea!
that is a magnificant ... when my granddtrs child was born with gastroectic we visited many time in that ped icu....the nurses there appeared to be one on one but there was one nurse who who cuddled and inacted with the baby...the others were given care but you could tell it was just a job...
I 'cuddle' @ the hospital I retired from, which is a 40 bed level 3 NICU. I also work ("casual") @ a smaller level 2 nursery. The smaller unit has an occassional premie, but most babies are term kids getting antibiotics or phototherapy.
By cuddling, I get my "premie fix". Plus, I get to gossip with my old friends.
jnette, ASN, EMT-I
Wow... what I'd give to have a job like that !!!
I'd think I died and went to heaven.
A baby cuddler.... is there anything better ? And get paid for it to boot?
RN4NICU, LPN, LVN
Wow... what I'd give to have a job like that !!!I'd think I died and went to heaven.A baby cuddler.... is there anything better ? And get paid for it to boot?
Just an FYI, cuddlers are volunteer positions. But if you're going to volunteer - there's no better way to do it. :)
Thats my retirement plan..to sit an rock babies...hmmmm..heaven!!!!!
I WISH our manager allowed volunteers...nope! Just us nurses with not enough time to cuddle those who need it.
I am in Florida and looking for a volunteer position in the NICU. Which hospital do you volunteer at? The closest hospital to me is Shands at UF.
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