Any NYC NICU nurses out there?

  1. Hi,

    I am planning on returning to the NYC area in a year or two, and was wondering if any of you all work, or have worked at a LIII Manhattan NICU. I am interested in Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian and Mount Sinai.....any experiences you'd care to share? Thanks for the input!

    SteveRN21
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   msnurse44
    I worked fulltime at Sinai now just perdiem, i went to NJ (was higher pay for me and no tolls/parking fees) what did you want to know?
  4. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from msnurse44
    I worked fulltime at Sinai now just perdiem, i went to NJ (was higher pay for me and no tolls/parking fees) what did you want to know?
    Well, I am actually originally from Monmouth County NJ, and worked for Meridian Health (Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center) I want to have the metropolitan teaching hospital experience while living in NJ near my family. (I'll take the fast ferry near my house)

    Anyway, here are a few questions:

    1. How are nurses treated?.....did you get ample educational opportunities?...did you have to pay for them? Any staff nursing advancement programs/ladders?

    2. What is your patient load/acuity level? (ecmo, HFOV, surgical, nitric, etc)

    3. Is your unit team-oriented, or are you "on your own"?

    4. Do you learn from your docs, APN's? Do you collaborate with them, or just get to take orders?

    Any info on Mt Sinai or even wherever you work now would be appreciated!

    Thanks.....
  5. by   mischievium
    Hi Steve,

    I went to nursing school in NYC and have seen both the NICUs at Morgan Stanley (the new Children's Hospital up on the 168th St. campus) and Mount Sinai. Since I really only *saw* them, I can only speak in terms of facilities-- Morgan Stanley has a *beautiful* new NICU-- really, georgous. Mount Sinai (where I did my preceptorship, but on the L&D floor) from my understanding has had some serious financial issues in the past few years. That said, where I work now (not in NY) is, in terms of sparkly-new stuff, not the top unit in my area, but certainly is in terms of real teamwork (including respect from the medical team for the nurses), morale, and in terms of treating the most critical infants in my region.

    Sorry I can't be more help and Good Luck!
  6. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from mischievium
    That said, where I work now (not in NY) is, in terms of sparkly-new stuff, not the top unit in my area, but certainly is in terms of real teamwork (including respect from the medical team for the nurses), morale, and in terms of treating the most critical infants in my region.

    Where do you work now.......?
  7. by   mischievium
    All the way on the other side of the country in CA.

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