Hello, I have been working as a RN on a Cardiac step down unit for the past year and a half. My floor is very overwhelming and has made me want to start a Family NP program sooner than originally planned, just so that I could leave the bedside. Recently, internships have opened up for NICU at my hospital. Before becoming a nurse I was always interested in NICU. Also, during my OB/Peds rotation in Nursing school
I absolutely loved my NICU rotation. It is am AMAZING area of nursing, being in the NICU was like being in a room filled with miracles. It was by far my favorite clinical rotations. The only issue I face is that I have been accepted to a FNP program to start in the summer but the NICU internship also starts in the summer. My question is, should I start the NICU internship which is 16 weeks long in the summer and then delay starting the FNP program until fall or should I just start the FNP program in the summer instead and forget about the NICU. I am so pumped about the slight possibility of being able to work in the NICU that I am actually leaning more toward the idea of starting the internship and delaying starting the FNP program until the fall. what do you think?