I will be starting nursing school
(again) this coming Fall. I am really interested in working in the NICU and I am wondering how to get my foot into that specialty? Do they offer internships in the NICU for nursing students? I would love to hear some of your stories about how you were able to get your foot in the door to the NICU. My previous nursing instructor had told me that sometimes they prefer nurses who dont have alot of experience because you work differently in the NICU and some nurses have difficulty unlearning (is that a word? lol) some of their habbits and that the NICU is a whole different world. I have no idea if that is true or not-- just something that I was told. My concern is that if I work a different specialty right out of school, like Med-Surg, will that ruin my chances of eventually working in the NICU?
Since I have this summer off, I am trying to study and read up on that specialty as much as I can-- I know how busy nursing school is and how quickly time flies.
Does the NICU ever allow nursing students to shadow them for a day?
Thank you ! =)