Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) RNs take care of newborns that are sick or premature—generally these cases are critical care.
They provide around-the-clock support for their patients, and their primary responsibility is to ensure that a newborn’s critical care treatment is secure. They monitor the baby, especially making sure they have enough nutrients and breathing properly (newborns lungs are not fully developed).
NICU RNs also offer support to parents and advise them how to take care of their young infant after treatment.
There are other specialties under NICU (such as NICU I, II, and III levels) that are specified by levels of trauma.