What does nicu mean?

Answer The acronym NICU refers to either the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Newborn Intensive Care Unit. This unit of a hospital takes care of ill or premature babies until they are discharged. Less com... Read More »

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Moms with babies in a NICU or have had babies in a NICU?

I had two babies of mine in the NICU. One was born with a congenital defect...Spina Bifida. The other was born premature...only weighing 3 lbs when born.It was difficult with both. You can only see... Read More »

What does the inside of a NICU look like?

It is a room filled with incubators and associated medical devices that surround each incubator. The lights are usually soft and the room quiet, with a nurses' station in the middle or to one side.... Read More »

What is prenatal NICU?

18 months if you are already a registered nurse or 3 years direct entry.

What degree do you need to be a NICU nurse?

To obtain the certification necessary to become a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, an associate or bachelor's degree in nursing and 24 months of experience as a registered nurse is requir... Read More »