Why I Want to Be a Neonatal Nurse? Essay

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NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for babies from birth to possible two years of age. I would find a NICU in a children’s hospital or even possibly a regular hospital. The reason I want to be a NICU nurse is because my little cousin, Joseph, was born prematurely in May of 2004. My parents and I went to visit him and this made me realize how fragile life really is. Since then, God has placed a desire in my heart to become a NICU nurse. Some say that becoming a NICU nurse is a “calling”; I say it’s a blessing from God. First of all I have a very sincere desire to want to help and care for babies. I have to be able to watch success, and see some failures. Failures being the babies that do not survive, but I have to remember they are sent from God; therefore, He has the ability to take them away from us. Success is seeing babies that are told they will never survive, and in the end be healthy. Some parents may even call NICU nurses an “angel.” I, the nurse, have to keep my emotions together, and care for the baby. Babies that are in the NICU are usually very young. Their ages usually range from birth to 28 days old, but they are not limited to 28 days old, some NICU does accept babies up to 2 years of age. Not just anyone can be a NICU nurse, in my eyes. A NICU nurse has a very special calling from God, one who is caring, has lots of patience, and can handle any situation at any time which can be thrown at them at any time. To be a NICU nurse, I will have to go to college for four to five years and earn a BS in nursing. Then I have to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for RN’s to become a Registered Nurse. Next I have to have lots of hands on training in the NICU. First, I should decide on the college of my choice. My choice would probably be Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN or Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, TN. I also

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