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adpiRN, BSN, RN 9,343 Views

Joined Nov 2, '08 - from 'South Carolina'. She has '3' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'L&D'. Posts: 380 (28% Liked) Likes: 229

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  • Jun 21

    My background is high risk L&D at a large teaching hospital.
    Right now I work mother/baby in a small hospital.
    When I told my colleagues that I got a job in a busy level IV NICU in a teaching hospital the reactions were mixed..
    Some seemed happy, some seemed concerned for me. "Have you ever worked NICU before?" was a question I got a lot. No but I'm very interested in it and motivated to learn and they're going to give me 10 weeks of orientation and start me out slow. Nurses change specialities all the time not sure why this is such a radical idea.
    A lot of comments about how that will be a different world and really challenging.
    Yeah I know. But I came from a teaching hospital and feel a lot more comfortable in that environment where you always have backup.
    At my current hospital we had a 25 week triage patient get stat sectioned for an abruption. There was ONE NICU nurse there and the neonatologist rushed in from home. Baby was stabilized but died the next day. THAT is a lot scarier place to me than a busy level IV NICU.
    Sorry for the vent.
    Just curious if others had similar experiences when they told other nurses they wanted to do NICU.
    I know NICU is not for everyone and can be a very intimidating place.
    It's shaken my confidence a bit though. Am worried that it will end up being too much for me which would be sad since this is my dream job and am really excited.

  • Jun 17

    Assuming you like to sleep, don't do this.
    Good luck!

  • Jun 17

    Congrats!
    I start in the NICU in July.
    I'm reading the Merenstein and Gardner textbook, the Preemies book (written for parents but lots of good well explained info) and the STABLE textbook.
    I also have two books about the NICU - Fragile Beginnings and the Lazarus Case.
    The documentary Little Man is great and paints a good picture of the NICU and the worst case scenario of life after the NICU.
    I also bought cards on Amazon with NICU info to hang on my badge.

  • Jun 17

    Assuming you like to sleep, don't do this.
    Good luck!

  • Jun 17

    Congrats!
    I start in the NICU in July.
    I'm reading the Merenstein and Gardner textbook, the Preemies book (written for parents but lots of good well explained info) and the STABLE textbook.
    I also have two books about the NICU - Fragile Beginnings and the Lazarus Case.
    The documentary Little Man is great and paints a good picture of the NICU and the worst case scenario of life after the NICU.
    I also bought cards on Amazon with NICU info to hang on my badge.

  • Jun 11

    Quote from Lisa.fnp
    Attachment 22322

    96 sets assorted and 10 royal blue 10 whites tops and pants not pictured. Funny thing is I haven't worn them in a few years now that I'm in primary care.
    Wow!!!!


    Ok this makes me feel less guilty about the 20 tops I've bought in the past few weeks!
    (Only 11 can be worn year round though because the rest are Halloween or Christmas.)

  • Jun 4

    I guess.
    As a new grad my top two choices were L&D and NICU. I got an L&D job but didn't LOVE it like I thought I would.
    I took some time off after having my son and then worked mother/baby.
    But I recently got a job offer for the NICU!
    I hope I love it as much as I think I will!

  • Jun 4

    Got a job offer at a level IV NICU!!!
    It's been my dream job forever and now I can't believe it's actually happening!
    Even though I have L&D and Mother/Baby experience this is a whole different animal.
    Hoping it will be a smooth transition and I love it as much as I think I will!

  • Jun 4

    Got a job offer at a level IV NICU!!!
    It's been my dream job forever and now I can't believe it's actually happening!
    Even though I have L&D and Mother/Baby experience this is a whole different animal.
    Hoping it will be a smooth transition and I love it as much as I think I will!

  • Jun 2

    I guess.
    As a new grad my top two choices were L&D and NICU. I got an L&D job but didn't LOVE it like I thought I would.
    I took some time off after having my son and then worked mother/baby.
    But I recently got a job offer for the NICU!
    I hope I love it as much as I think I will!

  • Jun 2

    How many scrubs do you own?

    I've always had to wear hospital scrubs or a certain color.
    I have a job offer for a NICU position in a children's hospital and they have no dress code.
    I'm so excited!!!
    I'm becoming addicted to buying Disney and holiday scrub tops on eBay!

  • Jun 2

    How many scrubs do you own?

    I've always had to wear hospital scrubs or a certain color.
    I have a job offer for a NICU position in a children's hospital and they have no dress code.
    I'm so excited!!!
    I'm becoming addicted to buying Disney and holiday scrub tops on eBay!

  • Jun 2

    Thanks to this thread I just bought another pair of Danskos on eBay...

  • Jun 1

    Thanks to this thread I just bought another pair of Danskos on eBay...

  • Jun 1

    Oh and another addiction I have is buying ID badge reels from Etsy. I have 4 and I've pinned like 50 more I want onto Pinterest. Lol.


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