Jodi Dolezel, RN

Jodi Dolezel, RN


  • Neonatal nurse with over 20 years of experience including as a staff nurse in a Level 3 NICU and as a NICU nurse manager
  • Credentialed for Certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
  • Certified as a Developmental Care Specialist through the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
  • Founder of PeekabooICU, created to empower patients and parents navigating the NICU


Jodi Dolezel, RN, RNC-NIC, is a former writer for Verywell Family 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.

A Word From Jodi Dolezel, RN

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.

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