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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Nursing Careers:
Labor & Delivery,
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Janey Edwards Dyson
(BSN, '75)

What drew you to a career in Labor & Delivery and the NICU?

I love maternal child nursing. I love taking care of adults and infants and watching the creation of a new family unit.

How did you prepare for it?

I did a preceptorship right out of college.

What do you like the most about this career?

I love the growth that has occurred over the span of my career. I continue to learn and change and be challenged by nursing.

What are the biggest challenges?

Day shift starts way too early.

What advice would you have for a student interested in this field?

Research the many internships that are out there for NICU and Labor & Delivery. Learn the disease entities and treatment well before you start.

Janey Edwards Dyson Update 2012:

I am married to my husband of 34 years and we have three grown children. Our oldest daughter is an OB/GYN, our son is a lawyer, and our youngest is in her last year of nursing school and plans to go into the NICU.

Janey Edwards Dyson

Janey Edwards Dyson
"I love taking care of adults and infants and watching the creation of a new family unit."

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