The NICU serves as a center for teaching in the community. The NICU provides NRP and STABLE courses for Nurses and Physicians. Medical students from Stanford University Medical School and fellows from their pediatric hospitalist program come to the NICU as part of their training. They care for infants and their families in the NICU and attend newborn deliveries. The NICU is also host to trainees from Nursing schools, Respiratory therapy and an occasional Neonatal Nurse Practitioner trainee.
For more information and to register for the NRP or s.t.a.b.l.e. classes you can contact:
Rachel Arroyo, RN
The NICU also organizes an annual academic conference hosting speakers who teach about the latest developments in Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care, sponsored by the VMC Foundation.
The last conference held in 2016, "The future of Neonatal Care" scheduled on September 12 -13, 2016. Newborn care providers, including physicians, nurses, and ancillary service providers, participated in a wide range of sessions, such as an Infant Massage Workshop, Exclusive human milk feeding, Unleashing the power of cord blood, and Music therapy". Attendees qualify for 18 hours of continuing education units (CEUs). The next conference is planned in the first half of 2018.