Jodi Dolezel, RN

Jodi Dolezel, RN

Registered Nurse


Premature Infants, Developmental Care, Parent Education


British Columbia Institute of Technology, Conestoga College


All too often the information given in the NICU is full of medical terms that are so hard to understand. I hope to make it easier for parents and families to understand some of what they may be experiencing and empower them with knowledge, helping them through the long and often difficult NICU and prematurity journey.

— Jodi Dolezel, RN


Jodi Dolezel, RN, RNC-NIC, is a former writer for Verywell covering premature babies. She is a registered nurse with a strong passion for preemies, developmental care in the NICU, parent teaching, and education.

Jodi is the founder and CEO of Peekaboo ICU Baby, which supports parents as they face the emotional journey of the NICU. She also works full-time as a NICU nurse manager at a Florida hospital.


 Jodi Dolezel, RN, RNC-NIC, attended Conestoga College, where she received a nursing degree. She was licensed as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina with multi-state licensure privileges.

She earned the Advanced Neonatal Nursing certification through British Columbia Institute of Technology, as well as a Developmental Care Specialist certification through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. She earned the Registered Nurse Certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse credential in 2017.

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