Cheryl Bird, RN, BSN, is a registered nurse in a tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Cheryl Bird, RN, BSN, is a former writer for Verywell covering premature babies. She is a full-time NICU nurse. She works in a 20-bed tertiary level NICU at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, caring for premature infants and sick full-term babies. She works with nonsurgical infants at all levels of wellness, including infants on ventilators, with central and umbilical IV lines, and more.
Cheryl is a registered nurse in the state of Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Mary Washington College, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Old Dominion University. She is certified in Neonatal Intensive Care by the National Certification Corporation.
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