Nursing Opportunities

Neonatal Nurse Internship

Neonatal Nurse

Caring for and providing optimal nursing care for our precious Neonatal patients is an amazing opportunity available at several campuses within the St. Luke’s University Network. St. Luke’s offers a full-time, nursing internship program to RNs new to Neonatal Nursing. The internship participates in a blended learning education with both a classroom and clinical based environment allowing skill sets and critical thinking to develop while preparing families to care for their infants.

Why Choose Us

  • Program Outcomes
    • This program covers fundamental skill sets to care for and understand the complex medical problems that occur in the neonatal population while addressing family dynamics and the stressors of prolonged hospitalization
    • Learn to apply evidence-based knowledge in the diagnosis and management of neonatal disorders while developing an appreciation of family centered care in the NICU while maintaining a developmentally supportive care
    • Participate and utilize the multidisciplinary team care approach in the NICU to learn the value of all team members involved in the care of the infants and their families
  • Technology
    • AWOHNN (Association of Women’s Health in Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing) online modules guides the framework for the internship program providing, 54.5 CEUs
    • Simulation newborn manikin-life-like, used in neonatal resuscitation simulations
  • Professional Advancement
    • VON: Vermont Oxford Network team member in collaborative nationwide NICU network to provide the utmost evidence-based practice
    • S.T.A.B.L.E. Program and Small Baby Unit Certification
    • March of Dimes Committee and Family Support Services
    • Opportunities to grow as a preceptor, mentor, course instructor, charge nurse
  • Work-Life Balance
    • Interns are to complete required assignments while being paid on-the-job
  • Career Paths

Internship FAQs

The length of the internship program is competency-based and is tailored to each individual adult learner. The education and leadership team works with each intern to determine a personalized plan.

The Internship is a process that prepares the novice OB nurse in areas of Postpartum, Labor, Operating Room, PACU and Neonatal Resuscitation. We use a comprehensive program outline which includes:

  • 19 Weeks of Classroom training
  • Simulation
  • An individualized clinical orientation with specialty selected preceptors

Clinical Educators & Leadership

Vanessa Lopit

Vanessa Lopit, MSN
Neonatal Nursing Internship Coordinator
St. Luke's University Health Network
1110 St. Luke's Way
Allentown, PA 18109