NICUs in Alaska?

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    My hubby is convinced he wants to move to Alaska so I'm tryin to findOut some info. I want to work in the NICU andWill grad with ADN in May 2012. What are the top NICU in the state? What do they look like...what sort of patients?
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    The NICU in the state is at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. I'm not all that familiar with it, but I do know that some little kiddos get sent down to Seattle for care. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I'm not sure that as a new grad you will get into the NICU. But hey, you never know.

    I did see that they were offering some internships in L&D nursing - which might be a way to get your foot in the door. Good luck with your future.
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    The Nicu at Providence only hires RN-BSN due to the level of care required. In addition, I have never seen a new grad there- I believe they want at least 3 years of level 3 NICU experience. look at their website, I know they are actively recruiting nicu nurses and their job descriptions are usually very detailed and spell out exact requirements for their nursing positions.... Good luck!
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    Id keep an eye out for internships. I always hear they are short staffed so maybe something will pop up!
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    I'm a NICU nurse here and was hired as a new grad. We are always looking for people, but they do prefer BSN. If you have an ADN they ask you to get your BSN within 2-3years of being hired or something like that but they help pay for it. As the only level 3 nicu in Alaska if a kid needs ECHMO or major heart stuff, they go to Seattle/Portland but we do see and get pretty sick kids from all over the state.
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