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Labor & Delivery,
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Janey Edwards Dyson
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.