I'm a nursing student that think she's fallen in love with the idea of being a NICU nurse. I start my OB/neonate rotation in 2 weeks. I am so excited and find my self YouTubing NICU nurse videos (the happy ending videos and the sad ones) every night even though in am really tired and have studied until 3 am. I know I definitely want to be a critical nurse and this far in my pediatric rotation I have taken care of lots of babies younger than 4 mos.
I am curious to hear, what you LOVE about NICU nursing and What you least like?
How nervous where you in the beginning?
What advice to you have for me, an eager newbie?
***** I ask this question in particular because I have a chance to shadow 2 NNPs. How do I maximize that experience? What should I know before I shadow?
Thank you so much! Your responses will allow this wide-eyed nursing student to get off YouTube and perhaps sleep a little more at night?