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Joined Mar 26, '08 - from 'WA'. Casey, RN is a Staff RN. Posts: 70 (17% Liked) Likes: 21

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  • Nov 22 '15

    Quote from utadahikaru
    For all the people out there trying to get into nursing school, all I can say is find any other option if at all possible.
    You shouldn't discourage others based on your experience.

    I happen to be in a nursing school with instructors who aren't witches and who genuinely care about us. It can be a little disorganized at times but overall I have had a really good experience. Yeah, it's hard, but that's to be expected. Our program provides a very supportive environment and our instructors want to see us succeed.

    Hang in there!!

  • Jul 26 '15

    I went from mother/baby to NICU and I'm so glad I did. I LOVED being a mother/baby nurse and I do miss parts of it, but I really like the NICU. I like taking care of sick babies and seeing them improve, grow, and go home. I also like getting to know the families over a long period of time.

    It's definitely been an adjustment and I've had to re-learn so much that I forgot after working in mother/baby straight out of nursing school. There is definitely more critical thinking involved and it's been challenging. The one thing I will say about switching - I do not like the feeling of not knowing my job well, yet. I went from being a very knowledgable, proficient mother/baby nurse to feeling like a brand new nurse again.

    I say, go for it! If you end up not liking the NICU, you can always go back to postpartum. You may not have another opportunity to get into the NICU if you pass this one up. I suppose it depends on where you live or where you are willing to move, but it can be very difficult to get into the NICU. I feel like you'll never know if you dont' try. You might even be able to float to a postpartum unit while working in the NICU.

    Good luck with whatever you decide :-)

  • Jul 2 '15

    My sister-in-law works for PSA and she's gets paid very well (compared to the local hospital)--twice as much, in fact, and she doesn't do housework, etc... She didn't have trach experience aside from school but they trained her upon hire. I think it depends on the area because she seems to be satisfied.