What is unique about Nurse & Nurture?
Nurse & Nurture is the premier night nursing agency in the South. We utilize comprehensive qualification requirements for all of our nurses. All of our nurses are college-educated RNs with experience working in a newborn/pediatric nursing, are Infant CPR certified, have passed a criminal background check and are insured. Compare Nurse & Nurture to other agencies and you will not find a firm that employs more highly qualified nurses.
How long and often will I need a night nurse?
We do not require a minimum or maximum number of nights. It is entirely up to you to decide how long you want a night nurse. We do, however, recommend that you spread out your help. Consider having a night nurse for three nights a week for five weeks instead of five nights a week for three weeks. This will maximize your help and give you the help you need for a longer period of time.
What hours do our nurses normally work?
Our nurses generally offer night nursing from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., although we make every effort to accommodate your request. We will arrive 10-15 minutes early on our first night so you can familiarize our nurses with your home, the baby's feeding schedule/routine, etc.
Do the nurses stay in the nursery throughout the night?
It is our company policy that our nurses stay with the baby at all times. We simply require that you have a comfortable place for the nurse to sit and feed the baby.
What do the Nurse & Nurture nurses wear?
Our nurses wear a company issued t-shirt with the Nurse & Nurture logo with hospital scrub pants or cotton yoga-style pants.
Do I pay my nurse directly after each shift worked?
No. Nurse & Nurture is responsible for paying the nurses for their time. Our billing week runs Saturday through Friday. Nurse and Nurture bills their clients once a week at the end of the billing week. You will receive an invoice for our charges billed.
What will Nurse & Nurture nurses do if mom plans to breastfeed throughout the night?
Our nurses will either bring the baby to mom when it's feeding time or we can wake mom up to have her come to the nursery to breastfeed. Moms may also want to consider pumping their breast milk for the nurse to give in a bottle (so mom can sleep).
What if mom plans to use formula for the nighttime feedings?
This is fine, too. The nurses are happy to wash and prepare bottles for their shift and future feedings.
How will I know what my baby ate, when my baby ate, had his diaper changed, etc?
We provide all of our nurses with a professional Nurse & Nurture Nightly Activity Log that they will use to accurately document all feedings, diaper changes, etc., that happen during course of the night. We will leave the log in the nursery or on the kitchen counter for your review.
What else do I need to provide for our nurse?
Nothing! You do not need to provide food or drinks. You simply need to tell the nurse when the baby last ate, had a diaper change, when the baby is due to eat again, what you want the baby to eat, and how you'd like the nurse to leave in the morning.