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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 36,191 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,964 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,177

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  • Aug 27

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 27

    Quote from caliotter3
    There are undoubtedly many, many unemployed new and experienced nurses who would be grateful to have a job taking care of feeder/grower babies. They also have the humility that makes them welcome on a unit when they get their chance. Give these little babies your best and you will find yourself progressing, your efforts will be noticed.
    Yup! NICU is one of the hardest specialties to get into even with years of nursing experience. Even though most of my assignments have been feeder/growers with some bubble cpap, I still look forward to going in and "loving" on the babies. Plus taking care of 3-4 stable kids help with time management and prioritization and communicating with parents in less stressful situations.

  • Aug 27

    Quote from caliotter3
    There are undoubtedly many, many unemployed new and experienced nurses who would be grateful to have a job taking care of feeder/grower babies. They also have the humility that makes them welcome on a unit when they get their chance. Give these little babies your best and you will find yourself progressing, your efforts will be noticed.
    Yup! NICU is one of the hardest specialties to get into even with years of nursing experience. Even though most of my assignments have been feeder/growers with some bubble cpap, I still look forward to going in and "loving" on the babies. Plus taking care of 3-4 stable kids help with time management and prioritization and communicating with parents in less stressful situations.

  • Aug 27

    Quote from caliotter3
    There are undoubtedly many, many unemployed new and experienced nurses who would be grateful to have a job taking care of feeder/grower babies. They also have the humility that makes them welcome on a unit when they get their chance. Give these little babies your best and you will find yourself progressing, your efforts will be noticed.
    Yup! NICU is one of the hardest specialties to get into even with years of nursing experience. Even though most of my assignments have been feeder/growers with some bubble cpap, I still look forward to going in and "loving" on the babies. Plus taking care of 3-4 stable kids help with time management and prioritization and communicating with parents in less stressful situations.

  • Aug 27

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 27

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 27

    I am a certified job hopper. My first RN job (at a SNF) isn't listed on my resume and I didn't even stay long enough to earn a paycheck. My second RN job (med-surg adult)I stayed full-time for eight months before going to prn status (which I still am almost six months later). Now I am on my third nursing job in a level three NICU. Today marks my seventh month anniversary. I plan to stay for another eight or so months before moving onto a NICU with better benefits.

    Job hoppers understand the game. Employers don't care about you so why be loyal to them?

  • Aug 27

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am going through something similar. I would like to become an NNP and feel that working with mostly feeder/growers isn't going to help me with grad school. I have been off orientation for three months and have only cared for feeder/growers and bubble cpap kids. I would like experience with higher acuity but realize that I am new and many NICUs start inexperienced nurses off with lower acuity patients.

    But I don't want to rock the boat either.

  • Aug 26

    I am a certified job hopper. My first RN job (at a SNF) isn't listed on my resume and I didn't even stay long enough to earn a paycheck. My second RN job (med-surg adult)I stayed full-time for eight months before going to prn status (which I still am almost six months later). Now I am on my third nursing job in a level three NICU. Today marks my seventh month anniversary. I plan to stay for another eight or so months before moving onto a NICU with better benefits.

    Job hoppers understand the game. Employers don't care about you so why be loyal to them?


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