Neo natal nurses are trained to take care of newborn babies up to 28 days after birth. Quality training is an absolutly necessity for old nurses in order to make them adept at newborn care.

Neonatal nurses in Dubai, US and India – A Comparison

Before plunging on lengthy descriptions of salaries, prerequisites of being neonatal nurses, let us have a look at the general nursing conditions in Dubai, US and India so that you are well versed with the challenges faced by each of them in the three diverse places:
Dubai: Though not much is known particularly about the condition of neo natal nurses in Dubai, the general demand for nurses is quite high owing to a trend among people to resort to medical care frequently. With the introduction of a lot of international or multi facility hospitals, the nurses are on a fairly experimental platform where they can explore their skills to the fullest. Most of them are entitled to a number of benefits about which we will discuss later.
US: The neonatal nurses generally render services at specific levels of neonatal care (Level I, II and III). The first level is where the nurse is in charge of healthy newborn nursery. Level II (special care unit) entails care of premature babies suffering from any illness. The third level (neonatal intensive care unit) takes care of babies up to 28 days of age, when it is not possible to treat them at the other two aforementioned levels.
India: With frequent reports of neonatal deaths in India, it is probably one of the toughest countries when it comes to working in the health sector. As we progress further we will come to know what of salaries and benefits are neonatal nurses entitled to in India.

Salaries and Benefits

Dubai– A registered nurse can earn around AED 30,423 AED 285,894 per year. It has been perceived that it is tad too difficult for someone from US to pocket a good salary (as good as she would have been offered in her country) in the UAE, as there are a fair number of people from Asian countries who migrate each year, are ready to work for salaries as low as 3000 6000 dirhams. The benefits enjoyed by these nurses generally range from overtime, cash bonus, accommodation, transport, a vibrant social life, on-call allowance, annual paid leaves, medical insurance covers etc.
US– According to latest available data salary ranges differ with the corresponding costs of living in different regions. Down south a fresher can earn around an average of $30,000 in a year, while an experienced nurse can bag something like $48,000. As per records of the year 2010, they could earn around $63,871- $ 83,424 in Indianapolis and around $52,500- $ 102,439 in Chicago.
India: The Indian Nursing Council has laid down that at least INR 10,000 a month should be paid for Auxiliary nurse Midwives while a minimum of INR 15,000 should be granted to nurses with BSc degree.

Leading Neonatal Hospitals

  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Welcare Hospital
  • The City Hospital
  • KEM Hospital
  • Mahavir Hospital

Basic Education Required

  • Bachelors’ Degree Program
  • Master Degree Programs (if the candidate is willing to enroll)
  • Basic Nursing Training programs
  • Must be a registered nurse with a four year degree

In order to grab a license to practice in every state one needs to pass the national Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses


Preferably passed out BSc nursing course recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
*The information regarding salaries, benefits, required education has been sourced from various sites. It is advisable that you clarify all your queries from your recruiter before joining them, as differences in preferences can always exist.