rotteluvr31 3,746 Views
Joined Jan 20, '07.
Posts: 210 (32% Liked)
No Angelfire, you're not a freak.
Many of us on the unit I work acknowledge there is a smell to death. I won't say that I can smell it all the time, or that I would bet money on it, but certainly there is a pervasive odor. When I worked in Hospice, the RN's there would also comment on the smell of death.
Perhaps your senses are just more fine tuned.
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.
You can always check out the DDNA (Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association) for more resources. They also hold an annual conference. Plus you can become certified!
Love the job - love the field.
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