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.
Slovis TL, Comerci GD. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(3):310-314. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110280040005