NICUs in Alaska?
- 0Nov 9, '12 by Katie71275, ASN, RNMy 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?
- 0Jan 11, '13 by rotteluvr31The 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.
- 0Jan 15, '13 by nurseitoutThe 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!
- 1Aug 17, '13 by muircvI'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.