What is Neonatal Nursing?
Neonatal nursing focuses primarily on the care of newborn infants during the first month of life. These infants may have a variety of conditions requiring care, including prematurity, birth defects, and heart malfunctions. Typically, neonatal nurses care for infants from birth until they leave the hospital. Infants who are very sick from birth may need neonatal nursing care up to age 2.