New grad starting @ the NEW Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in the PICU!!!

  1. Hey all!

    I am new to this site, and just wanted to say hello to everyone! I graduated this past spring with by Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and passed my boards a little over a month ago! I wanted to see if anyone out there is going to be working at the new Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. I start in the PICU there next month. Is anyone else out there going to be working in their PICU? I haven't even been inside the new hospital yet, but I hear it's absolutely amazing! I hear the PICU is VERY, very nice as well!

    ALSO-for any of you experienced PICU nurses out there, is there any advice you would give to a new grad starting out in the PICU? I am very excited but also quite nervous...which I'm assuming is normal. I have grown up working with children all my life, and did my student nurse internship in the NICU at a Pittsburgh hospital and loved it! I am just a little bit nervous about the PICU. Any words of a wisdom from any seasoned nurses out there for a new grad??? Any advice would be much appreciated I just can't wait to get started doing what I love...working, loving, comforting, and caring for/with children and their families!!!

    Thanks for your time, and I look forward to talking with you all soon!

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  3. by   lele2be
    hi, saw your post and thought it was awesome! Your so lucky to have landed a job in PICU as a new nurse esp. with this economy! How are you liking the job though?! I would love to go into the PICU or NICU! Anything with peds or maybe even labor and delivery.. (I'm still just a student) Just curious as to how things are working out with your new career.. CONGRATS!!
  4. by   ghillbert
    I work at CHP sometimes.. it's a pretty impressive facility. Parking sucks for staff, but it does at any UPMC facility. Looks like the new grads in ICU get great support - whenever I'm in CICU, there is 1 new grad and 1 experienced nurse working together with 1-2pts.