Neonatal nurses, specifically, work at neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at hospitals to care primarily for newborns and infants suffering from life-threatening conditions. Neonatal nurses provide around-the-clock care for patients in the NICU.
Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit are also responsible for updating a patient’s chart, noting the growth and progress of each newborn or infant in her care. NICU nurses note health concerns, symptom changes, health improvements, and family concerns. NICU nurses also communicate with family members to provide information about treatments, medical options and precautions.