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Lots of NICU's losing their designation and turning MANY level III NICU's into Level II's

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I know that at least in Texas, tons of our Level III NICU's have become Level II's.... yikes. But they are still accepting the same patients as before.

Is this happening anywhere else?

This is of concern to me because I was planning on applying to NNP school which requires Level III NICU experience. My last hospital was a III and now a II. The new hospital I am at now has the same issue.

What gives?

Thanks for any input!

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Might be a regulatory change in Texas. There was a recent change in my state, but it didn't have a big impact. I haven't noticed this in my area. Do you have provider at all times? I know some of the Level IIs around us don't have providers 24/7.

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We are a level III with 24/7 doctors and NNPS. I'm in Memphis but haven't heard of this. I don't expect ours to ever change.

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