Hey May 06 grads..any of you seeking NICU? - page 9

Hello all, I just thought it might be intersting to see if there are any other 05/06 grads out there who plan to start out in the NICU? :nurse: I thought it might be fun to keep in touch and talk... Read More

  1. by   C'wing
    Thank you, Tiny. I will surely keep posted.

    I was debating whether or not to join Sigma Theta Tau too (quite costy), but I did eventually decided to join. It's quite a nursing honor and Internationally recognized. I guess it offers some great networking opportunities (if you attend those meetings)...but mainly...I joined for having something nice to put on my resume (might help with getting into grad school too)
  2. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Quote from C'wing
    Thank you, Tiny. I will surely keep posted.

    I was debating whether or not to join Sigma Theta Tau too (quite costy), but I did eventually decided to join. It's quite a nursing honor and Internationally recognized. I guess it offers some great networking opportunities (if you attend those meetings)...but mainly...I joined for having something nice to put on my resume (might help with getting into grad school too)
    Yes, I see what you're saying, I had heard that too. I do anticipate Grad school in my future but I wasn't sure if it really made that big of a difference. I hope others respond here with their opinions. I am curious to see if nurses other than new grads think it is something we should be apart of.
    Tiny
  3. by   Jolie
    I joined STT 20 years ago (YIKES!) in my last semester of nursing school. It was not easy to go thru the application process, but well worth it, in my mind.

    Unlike many "honors" organizations that crop up on campuses, this one truly is a very professional organization that will be recognized by future employers, co-workers, and grad achools. I have attended a few meetings over the years, and have always been impressed by the quality of the presentations, and networking opportunities.

    I am now (temporarily) out of practice, and have dropped other professional organization memberships, but will not let go of STT, since membership was hard to come by in the first place. I am charged 1/2 yearly dues since I am not a practicing nurse. I still enjoy the journals, and have kept track of some former classmates, co-workers and instructors that way.

    I would recommend applying for membership. It is easier to be accepted as a student than as a working RN, so if you ever want to become a member, now is the time! I don't think you will regret it.
  4. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Quote from Jolie
    I joined STT 20 years ago (YIKES!) in my last semester of nursing school. It was not easy to go thru the application process, but well worth it, in my mind.

    Unlike many "honors" organizations that crop up on campuses, this one truly is a very professional organization that will be recognized by future employers, co-workers, and grad achools. I have attended a few meetings over the years, and have always been impressed by the quality of the presentations, and networking opportunities.

    I am now (temporarily) out of practice, and have dropped other professional organization memberships, but will not let go of STT, since membership was hard to come by in the first place. I am charged 1/2 yearly dues since I am not a practicing nurse. I still enjoy the journals, and have kept track of some former classmates, co-workers and instructors that way.

    I would recommend applying for membership. It is easier to be accepted as a student than as a working RN, so if you ever want to become a member, now is the time! I don't think you will regret it.
    Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge with us Jolie! It is much appreciated.
  5. by   C'wing
    Hi Tiny, I went to the Sigma Theta Tau Induction ceremony just last night. It was quite nice. You'll be individually recognized and pinned and receive a nice, purple STT cord that you can wear during graduation =). It really makes you feel like all the hardworks have been paid off. Also, Got to meet with a lot of professors, grad. students and my prof. who are also grad students and are being inducted with me!

    I've joined some other honor societies (which many I've regretted), but I think STT is worthwhile for someone who is planning to stay in Nursing.
  6. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Quote from C'wing
    Hi Tiny, I went to the Sigma Theta Tau Induction ceremony just last night. It was quite nice. You'll be individually recognized and pinned and receive a nice, purple STT cord that you can wear during graduation =). It really makes you feel like all the hardworks have been paid off. Also, Got to meet with a lot of professors, grad. students and my prof. who are also grad students and are being inducted with me!

    I've joined some other honor societies (which many I've regretted), but I think STT is worthwhile for someone who is planning to stay in Nursing.
    Thanks for the reply. I filled out my paperwork and paid just last night. Congrats to you also!

    Have you heard anything about your job?
  7. by   anniesong
    It's so wonderful to see other '06 grads interested in NICU

    I just accepted a position in a level III NICU this morning (eek! I'm excited and scared at the same time). I'll be working nights 8's/12's and start general orientation in early June. Seems so close...

    I'll lurking around the NICU boards in the future... just reading others' experiences is helpful and interesting. I can't wait to read about how you are all doing as the weeks go by.
  8. by   RNandlovingit
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to wish everyone the best Graduation will be here before we know it. I know mine is pinning is in 5 days and school wide graduation is a week away!!! woohooo..

    I accepted a position in the NICU at Womens Hospital in Albuquerque NM. I currently live in wichita and let me tell you i have no idea what to expect but I took the job for several reasons. A) they are going to pay me more than I ever dreamed I would make as a New Grad B) they will pay off my student loans and C) they are paying to move me down there!!.. Now I am just scared to death about moving to a strange city..lol
  9. by   C'wing
    Guys, I did NOT get the NICU job I interviewed for... : ...I know the chances are slim with so many applicants and few positions, but I thought I would have a good chance with all the extra externships I did...but apparently... I'm so disappointed, this is the place I wanted to be working at since forever~

    I've been looking around different hospitals and even different units...many of the NICU and PEDs units are filled (no nursing shortage in CA???). I wonder if I should consider Med-Surge now...the thought of not having a job upon graduation is scary... =(
  10. by   Kalico
    Quote from C'wing
    Guys, I did NOT get the NICU job I interviewed for... : ...I know the chances are slim with so many applicants and few positions, but I thought I would have a good chance with all the extra externships I did...but apparently... I'm so disappointed, this is the place I wanted to be working at since forever~

    I've been looking around different hospitals and even different units...many of the NICU and PEDs units are filled (no nursing shortage in CA???). I wonder if I should consider Med-Surge now...the thought of not having a job upon graduation is scary... =(
    ((((((((C'wing)))))))) I'm soooo sorry to hear about this. :icon_hug: Did they tell you anything about why you didn't get the job? On another note,are you willing to move out of state? I know several hospitals in Arizona and surrounding states are hiring lots of people from my graduating class. I don't think you should settle for Med-Surg if NICU is what you really want. Please let us know what you end up deciding.
  11. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Quote from C'wing
    Guys, I did NOT get the NICU job I interviewed for... : ...I know the chances are slim with so many applicants and few positions, but I thought I would have a good chance with all the extra externships I did...but apparently... I'm so disappointed, this is the place I wanted to be working at since forever~

    I've been looking around different hospitals and even different units...many of the NICU and PEDs units are filled (no nursing shortage in CA???). I wonder if I should consider Med-Surge now...the thought of not having a job upon graduation is scary... =(
    So sorry to hear that! Dont give up on your dreams! Be persistant and keep trying until you get what you want. Remember anything worth having is worth the work to get there! Keep your chin up and remember we are here for you!
  12. by   babynurse06
    I graduated this past saturday!!! I took a job in CA in the NICU at UCI Hospital. I'm moving from PA so i'm ssoooo exicted and soooooo scared!!!!!!
  13. by   dbug4743
    Hey everyone.. I start my NICU internship on June 5.. I will keep you updated about all of my new adventures.. Nice to meet you all.
    Denise

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