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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    Does anyone know if RNs are able to work in this area?
    I know there are courses to get into neonatal etc but can you be an RN or do you need to be a Midwife? This is the area I'm hoping to work in and I'm trying to work out if I want to/ need to do Mid or nursing.

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    Great thank you!! I thought that would be the case thanks for replying

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    i though you had to do nursing to get into midwifery thats what all the uni people told me

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post
    i though you had to do nursing to get into midwifery thats what all the uni people told me
    It depends on the uni. Some offer a double degree, so you add an extra year but you do both degrees at the same time and finish with both qualifications

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    ohhhh i see lmao

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    I'm in my first year of nursing and I can do placements in NICU in my 3rd year if I request it. You don't have to be a midwife to work in there. I also plan to do post grad studies in NIC to further my interest in the field.

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    No you dont have to be a midwife but may be asked to do short neonate courses

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    My Daughter is a RN in a NICU in Brisbane. She did 9 months post grad in an adult ward before transferring to the NICU. she has done a 2 year transitional program at the Hospital and is presently doing a post grad certificate at ACU. So as far as Brisbane is concerned, yes a RN can and do work in both NICU and the special care nursery. She worked 12 months in special care before going into intensive care. She is not a midwife and has no intention of becoming one. Hope that helps

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    Yes definitely RNs can work in those areas. Depends where you are and what hospital you do your graduate year in. Where are you? Some uni's are better than others for placements. Good luck.

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    Default Neonatal and special care nursery??

    I am an EN and work in nicu and special care. I'm my unit it is mostly RN's who then go on and specialise in neonates. It's a specialist area that is not really a midwifes job


 

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