MLA outline .docx - Reep1 Ashley Reep Professor Snow English 112-102 25 January 2019 Discipline Specific Skills 1 Advanced education and RN licensure

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Reep1 Ashley Reep Professor Snow English 112-102 25 January 2019 Discipline Specific Skills 1. Advanced education and RN licensure All neonatal nurses must meet all the requirements to become a registered nurse and acquire at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and certification from the State Board of Nursing. Most, if not all, positions also require certification in neonatal resuscitation in addition to the neonatal critical care certification discussed below. Anyone hoping to become a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) will need to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, which is often offered as part of a two-year Advanced Practice Neonatal Nursing (APNN) program. Certification in Neonatal Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) -Nurses charged with the direct care of neonatal patients who are critically ill generally need to obtain their CCRN certification . Candidates must already have their RN or APRN license, be in good standing with the state board of nursing, and complete one of two required options for clinical practice hours: Two-Year Option: The candidate spends two years as an RN or APRN providing 1,750 hours of direct care for acutely and/or critically ill neonatal patients, Five-Year Option: Similar to above, but the candidate is responsible for a minimum of five years and 2,000 hours of direct care 3. Basic medical nursing skills -What do neonatal nurses do? Pretty much everything other

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