How do we respond to the crisis in neonatal nursing?
Doreen Crawford Nurse adviser, Crawford McKenzie, Nursing Children and Young People
The RCN’s career guidance on neonatal nursing must address changes in the profession
Neonatal nursing is in crisis. It’s a long story and the result of a number of factors. There has been difficulty in recruiting into the specialty, poor staff retention and high turnover. Work in a neonatal unit is highly pressurised and emotionally draining, and so does not suit everyone.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 5, 11-11. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.5.11.s10