Continuing Care Nursery (CCN)

The Continuing Care Nursery cares for intermediate and convalescent neonates, ranging in gestational age from 24 weeks to full term, that no longer need ventilator assistance. These infants are considered very fragile, weighing in the range of 1 -13 lbs. There is very interactive parent involvement with 22 hours of visitation per 24 hour day.

Patient Population

  • Neonates

Number of Beds

  • 52 bed spaces in 46 single family care rooms

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:3 and 1:4 depending on patient acuity

Rotation/Shifts

  • 8a-8p and 8p-8a
  • Weekend only plan

Skill Mix

  • Registered Nurse - 87%
  • Patient Care Technician - 13%

Nursing Unit Orientation

  • 10 - 12 week orientation with rotation to Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU)