Gynecology and Obstetrics discusses the latest research innovations and important developments in this field. This relates to the nursing field I am doing so it will be helpful to get an actual nurses opinion since its a journal.
When it comes to salary ranges for nursing, a good rule of thumb is to understand how much RNs earn, and then estimate that the compensation will be slightly higher for the specialization. For all RNs, the median pay was $72,180 per year, according to BLS data. Salary surveys for NICU nurses will vary, however, depending on the source of the information. For example, according to Scrubs, an online magazine for nurses, neonatal nurses crack the top 10 in their list of top-paying nursing specialties, with an average salary of $74,000. It's important to remember that this represents the median earnings, so depending on one's level of experience, location, and employer, income can be higher (or lower). In New York City, for example, PayScale reports a median pay of $91,457, which is above the national average. This is important to my audience because I will bring up how much they pay and what schooling it takes to become a OB//Neonatal Nurse
Is a Career in Neonatal Nursing Right for You? What Is Neonatal Nursing? Neonatal nursing is a subspecialty of nursing that works with newborn infants born with a variety of problems ranging from prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. The neonatal period is defined as the first month of life; however, these newborns are often sick for months. Neonatal nursing generally encompasses care for those infants who experience problems shortly after birth, but it also encompasses care for infants who experience long-term problems related to their prematurity or illness after birth. A few neonatal nurses may care for infants up to about 2 years of age. Most neonatal nurses care for infants from the time of birth until they are discharged from the hospital. Approximately 40,000 low-birth-weight infants are born annually in the United States. Because of significant medical advances and the efforts of physicians and nurses who provide for very vulnerable babies, survival rates are 10 times better now than they were 15 years ago. This is very informational because I am doing my speech over the OB and Neonatal Field, so this is telling my viewers what a Neonatal nurse is specialized in.
Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are advanced practice nurses who specialize in the care of newborns. They are trained at the master’s level and are certified by the National Certification Corporation. This is useful to me because this is something I am interested and think it's informational to my audience will be listening to my speech over the Nursing Fields.