Hi! My name is Melody and I am 30 years old. I am a mother of 2 and returning to school to pursue my RN. I have always been interested in nursing but never made the move until recently to pursue my interest. My now 3 year old daughter was born at 26 weeks and spent considerable time in the NICU so I am focusing on the NICU but may also consider L&D.
The questions I have are in regard to what I can do in those two areas while I am pursuing my RN. I will have to have my CNA before nursing clinicals and I was hoping I could work at some capacity in the NICU or L&D with my CNA. I know I wouldn't be able to do all of the procedures but I wasn't even sure if this is done anywhere. I will need to work while attending school and felt it would be really helpful gaining experience in these areas since that will be my focus. If anyone has done this could you tell me about your experience and how it worked? I would really appreciate it. Also, those of you who have worked in NICU and/or L&D, could you tell me some pros and cons to both areas? Any insight, advice, information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!