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What to Expect


Having a sick newborn can be a frightening and overwhelming experience for parents. Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our NICU Welcome Guide provides information about having an infant in the NICU and answers some of the most common questions parents have during their stay.

Welcome Guide

English (PDF) and in Spanish (PDF)

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Neonatal nurse practitioners have advanced training in the care of critically ill newborns. They are an integral part of the health care team providing medical care for your baby and will keep you updated on your baby's progress.

Neonatal Fellows

The Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship program integrates a strong background in basic and/or clinical research with exceptional clinical training in neonatal medicine.

Neonatal Nursing

Neonatal nurses play a vital role in the care of our fragile infants and are an integral part of the health care team, acting as both a resource and educator for parents. Our nurses receive highly specialized training including participation in a sixteen-week Neonatal Intensive Care Residency. This residency is designed to prepare the registered nurse for practice in the complex environment of a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • Classes include a concentrated schedule of didactic lectures and technical skills demonstrations.
  • Content addresses a wide range of neonatal topics including fetal physiology/pathophysiology, assessment of the normal and ill newborn, nutrition and pharmacology principles and newborn resuscitation.
  • Fundamental technical skills are demonstrated and opportunities for practice and demonstration are offered.

For additional information about our program, please call 214-456-7871.

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