Need all NICU info possible!! Please Help.

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    I have a few questions regarding becoming an R.N. in the NICU. 1. Do you go through more in school if you want to work in the NICU? 2. Can I have an MSN and still work in the NICU for somewhere like OU Children's Hospital? Can someone please give me as much information as possible on this? I am going to enroll in Cameron University, and graduate from OU Nursing program. I just want to go all the way in school by going as long as I can, but having had a premature child, the NICU is the only place for me.
    Last edit by Joe V on Dec 6, '11 : Reason: formatting for easier reading
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    Your post has been moved to the NICU Nursing forum to attract replies from people who are knowledgeable about the NICU. Good luck to you!
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    Quote from NICUfuture?
    I have a few questions regarding becoming an R.N. in the NICU. 1. Do you go through more in school if you want to work in the NICU? 2. Can I have an MSN and still work in the NICU for somewhere like OU Children's Hospital? Can someone please give me as much information as possible on this? I am going to enroll in Cameron University, and graduate from OU Nursing program. I just want to go all the way in school by going as long as I can, but having had a premature child, the NICU is the only place for me.
    I can't speak to your OU questions, but no extra education is needed for the NICU. Many of us have a simple ADN and work as RNs in a NICU.
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    I have a two year degree and had never seen a premature baby when I started at our level 3 ICN--but we have a great 12 week training course (for all nurses, not just new grads) who are hired. I felt like I had never been in nursing school before, but I knew I belonged with the babies. It was scary and intense and I learned a lot very quickly.

    I'm still here 24 years later!


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