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September 1974

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Regional Hospital, Tucson, Ariz. Dr. Slovis is now in private practice in Bergenfield, NJ.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(3):310-314. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110280040005

The development of a neonatal nurse practitioner can be accomplished, using a nursery nurse as the beginning student. Twenty-four hours of crib-side teaching and approximately two months of practical experience were necessary to achieve our stated objectives. Through a discussion of the problems encountered as well as benefits and satisfactions of the program, we hope to encourage other pediatricians to develop similar programs.