Certification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing by Robin L. WatsonThe new edition of this powerful review tool helps readers to assess and build their knowledge of the information covered in AWHONN, AACN, & NANN: Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 3e. The review book is also authored by AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses), AWHONN (Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses), and NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses) and is a companion to the Core Curriculum. The Core Review includes 600 multiple-choice study questions to challenge readers mastery of all the essential knowledge in the field. Written under the authority of the American Association for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and reviewed by the Association of Womens Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), it is an ideal study tool to facilitate preparation for neonatal critical-care nursing certification.
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses NANN describes this field of nursing as one focused on the treatment of infants born prematurely, born with congenital defects, and those experiencing critical complications during the first month of life. Such nurses are typically found in the specialized neonatal intensive care units NICU of hospitals. Their patients require continuous monitoring and treatment of serious, often life-threatening, conditions. In neonatal intensive care units NICU , the stakes are high and atmosphere is intense. A typical NICU nurse job description consists of a laundry list of advanced skills, each of which must be executed with little or no margin of error. Clearly, this job is not for everyone. Nursing professionals who are successful in the NICU possess a unique combination of strengths.
NICU nurses care for vulnerable newborn children that require intensive nurturing. Neonatal nurses have a passion for working with infants and families, and they may also enjoy the high-pressure, fast-paced environment in the NICU. They care for newborns who need round-the-clock attention. These young patients are typically born prematurely or with some type of illness or developmental defect, which can sometimes lead to long stays in the NICU. Some will need to stay in NICU for two years, and to provide such expansive and dedicated care, NICU nurses typically work long shifts hours per day that include nights, weekends, and holidays.
A Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse most commonly provides evidence based nursing care using advanced technologies and monitoring to deliver advanced care to newborns that will allow the premature or sick newborn to mature in a monitored environment. The NICU nurse is responsible for teaching parents and families about what is happening with the newborn and how the family can help care for the infant. The Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse works closely with neonatologists — physicians who specialize in the care of newborns. The NICU Nurse role is designed to provide advanced nursing care that improves patient outcomes for premature or unhealthy newborn infants. Depending on state-specific scope of practice, a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse will do some or all of the following:. Historically, very premature or sick newborns died at birth. With developments in technology and prenatal care, the need for NICU nurses has increased.
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The purpose of the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Core Certification is to provide a competency-based examination that tests specialty knowledge and the application of that knowledge for, licensed registered nurses in the US and Canada with a minimum of two years specialty experience in providing care to acutely and critical ill neonatal patients and their families within an intensive care environment. Apply for test center exam. Only online registrations on this website are accepted. Applications submitted by mail, fax or email will not be accepted and will be returned to the individual. This registration portal is only for those taking the test via computer. Sign in or create your account Can't find what you need? Toggle navigation.
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