Quote from BaByLoVeR18
HI I am very stressed right now because I don't know how to look for hospitals that offer preceptorships in Miami. I was wondering if anyone knew which hospitals offered it or if there were any hospitals in Miami who are hiring NICU nurses with no experience.
*I would also like to know what the average starting salary for a nurse is in Florida.
Take it one step at a time. Before you can do a preceptorship in the NICU, you have to go to nursing school
! Some schools
have preceptorships right before graduation in the unit of your choice, but not all. Either way, most NICUs that hire new grads have extensive orientation programs to train you. You'll get exposure to the NICU in nursing school during your obstetrics or pediatrics rotations, but during nursing school you will learn about all the major areas of medicine, not just NICU.
Go to www.salary.com
and look up your zip code to find what the current salaries are in your area for nurses. Pay varies widely across the country.
The biggest thing for you to do right now is to apply to nursing school. Do not go to LPN school if you want to work in the NICU - you need your RN, so you must go to either a community college and get an associate's degree in nursing, or to a four-year university and get a bachelor's degree in nursing. Go to the websites for your local colleges to find out more about admissions and things like that.