In the future I would like to be a Neonatal Nurse which is a type of nursing that works with newborn, infants born with a variety of problems such as prematurity, birth defects and surgical problems. I would like this career because I'm good at and I like helping others, caring for others and working with others. I also have a huge interest in working with babies.
Some skills I will need are:
- Have good communication skils
- Critical thinking
I should study all sciences (mostly biology), maths, English and either child development or health and social care. To qualify as a nurse I will need a degree in nursing, to be accepted I will need at least 5 GCSE's in English, maths, s science based subject and 2-3 A-Levels. I will need to go to university for four years to get a bachelors degree or two years and get an associates degree but I will have a better chance getting into nursing with a Bachelors degree.
For work I would wear scrubs which are basically shirts and trousers. Also I must wear a Nametag at all times
All Neonatal Nurses work on hospitals but they're three different sections.
- The regular nursery
- Special care nursery
- Neonatal intensive care
Working hours depend on the facility. Some hospitals schedule a three-day week with 12-hour days. Other hospitals schedule eight-hour shifts.
an average salary of $105,220 per year
Some positive things about this career are
- It is a rewarding job
- Pays well
- The ability to move from full-time to part-time
So overall this would be a good job because it is a challenging and an awarding job
Some negative things about this career are
- Long hours at sometimes
- Potential stress levels increase
- Dealing with emotional situations which can involve death
- The patients can't speak for themselves
So overall being a Neonatal Nurse may be bad because I'm an emotional person so I would get attached to the babies and their families however this is something I will have to deal with and improve with over-time.