NICU Nurse – Specialized Care for Newborns - View the video
St. Mary's Hospital
700 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
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Stacey Hamre has been a Registered Nurse since 1995 after graduating with her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from MATC, now Madison College. Her first 10 years she worked in Labor and Delivery, post-partum and the newborn nursery at several smaller hospitals in Wisconsin. In 2005, Stacey started working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. Currently she is attending Marian University out of Fond du Lac, Wis., to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in preparation of attending a program to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. In addition to working and attending school, Stacey is married and has three children, plus one dog, one cat and a few other critters here and there. Stacey’s children are highly involved in many activities including a few that involve weekend travel for competitions. In her free time, Stacey’s family enjoys camping and visiting their favorite beach in Florida as often as they can.
Being a NICU nurse is a big job caring for the littlest of patients. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – NICU – is where newborns who are seriously ill, or who are born premature, go to get advanced medical attention. NICU nurses are on the frontlines of care, providing careful and diligent monitoring of babies who are sometimes just hours or days old. Stacey Hamre shares her experiences as a NICU nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital and reviews the required training and personal attributes needed for this area of specialized nursing. (Running Time 24:47)