Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit (RNICU)

The Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) provides care for infants with varying diagnoses, including extreme prematurity and cardiac defects, in an environment equipped with the latest neonate care technology.

The RNICU is housed in the UAB Women and Infants Center. The staff includes Magnet-certified nurses, 13 board-certified neonatologists, and many other specially qualified health professionals.

Read more about UAB's Women & Infants Center.

Patient Population

  • Critically ill infants with complicated diagnoses associated with prematurity

Number of Beds

  • 56 single family rooms (rooms may be shared with other infants/families, depending on occupancy)

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:2 standard
  • 1:1 for extremely ill neonates


  • 8a-8p and 8p-8a
  • Work every 4th weekend

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 10-12 weeks


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