I am a 2nd semester nursing student and I don't really want to work anywhere else but the NICU. I absolutely love it and I know I belong in there. However, like all students/new grads, I am a bit discouraged because of the job market right now. I am trying to figure out ways to get myself a little ahead of the rest so that I can be marketable when I graduate. I want to get as many certifications under my belt during the summer while I am on break from school. I did a bit of research online but I am finding a lot of information that I'm not sure will be relevant. I was wondering if I can get some advice. So far I have found:
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
Perinatal intensive care nursing certificate
Any any other advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you to those that respond!