Hatch, J. (2012). The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in the community hospital level I nursery. Neonatal Network: NN, 31(3), 141-147. doi:10.1891/0730-08184.108.40.206 This article discusses the significant role that neonatal nurse practitioners play in providing medical assistance to infant located in the NICU. There is an extensive education requirement and experience needed to become one.