Education and Research


Education in the Neonatal Service is provided on an interdisciplinary level as well as for individual nursing, medical and allied health groups. The service is involved in the New Graduate nurse programme as well as recruiting and teaching Registered nurses with transferable skills, which are new to nursing neonates.

All nursing staff entering the service are expected to orientate to all areas. This is done in a structured and supportive way which includes supernumerary time working alongside an experienced nurse, and study days. Nurses are encouraged and supported to participate in post graduate study and other professional development activities appropriate to the service, and have access to courses run by the wider CDHB, eg. PDU and Learning and Development Unit. 

Education Matrix for the Neonatal Service

Fire Training

Neonatal Service Education Plan A

Neonatal Service Education Plan B

Neonatal Service Education Plan C

Neonatal Service Introduction Study Day Experience

NICU Core Competency Day Programme


Study Day Content Outline - Newborn Life Support

Study Day Content Outline - Neonatal Services

Study Day Content Outline - Intensive Care


Christchurch Women's Hospital is a teaching institution and the Neonatal Service hosts students from midwifery, medicine and nursing. The students will be helping to care for your baby. They will be clearly identified and closely supervised at all times.  If you would rather not have a student involved in your care please indicate to your nurse of the ACNM on shift.

Extended nursing practice activities include: 

  • IV cannulation

  • Neonatal Emergency Transport Team

  • IV Link nurse                                        

  • Infection Prevention and Control Link nurse

  • Health and Safety Representative

  • Infant Feeding resource nurse

  • Palliative Care focus group

  • Developmental Care certification

  • Brainz monitor resource nurse

  • Preceptors

  • ACNM deputy

  • Quality improvement and innovation

Research In The Neonatal Unit

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Page last reviewed: 06 September 2013