Nannette Carrillo, RN, a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse with Staten Island University Hospital

Get to know Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Nannette Carrillo, who serves patients in Staten Island, New York.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Nannette is a neonatal intensive care nurse who works at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, New York. Her areas of expertise cover maternal health and neonatal intensive care.

Staten Island University Hospital began as a one-room infirmary more than 150 years ago but has grown to become a 668-bed specialized teaching hospital that spans two campuses. As part of Northwell Health, the staff has access to vast resources and services, while remaining firmly committed to serving the needs of their local community.

In May of 2010, Nannette earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Long Island University Brooklyn in New York City, New York. 

Throughout her many years in practice, she has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of her work. Hence, she is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Expressions of Gratitude (2019), The Daisy Award (2015), The Gold Medal Award, The New York-Presbyterian Falcon Award, The Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Award, and The Charles Hermann Outstanding Leader Award.

A neonatal intensive care nurse is a licensed registered nurse (RN) with an ADN, BSN, or advanced degree. They care for newborns who need round-the-clock attention. These young patients are typically born prematurely or with some type of illness or developmental defect, which can sometimes lead to long stays in the NICU. Some will need to stay in NICU for two years, and to provide such expansive and dedicated care, NICU nurses typically work long shifts (8-16 hours per day) that include nights, weekends, and holidays. They typically care for one to four newborns per shift.

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