I just working in the NICU as a new graduate and am extremely excited. I do plan to eventually go to school to further my education, whether that be CRNA or NP for a particular field. There was, however, a travel nurse who decided to state his opinion on my new position. He stated that it would not prepare me for advance nursing schooling like a surgical ICU would because of the fluid balance and administration in those units (for instance: fresh hearts). Any insight from the fellow experienced NICU nurses on whether this will prepare me? To clear up a few things... I dont care what this man said. Regardless I am working this unit and already love what I have been exposed to the last three weeks.