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New Grad NICU Support Thread - page 10

Calling all New Grad NICU nurses...thanks to a thread started by NurseDevonL, we have decided to start a support group. Hopefully some of our more experienced NICU nurses will look in every so often... Read More

  1. Visit  sparksnp profile page
    I am currently in my second year of a BSN program and should graduate December 2013. When I graduate my dream is to work in a NICU. This is my second degree and a big reason as to why I went back to nursing school was because I knew I wanted to take care of sick babies. I have been told that getting a position in a NICU as a new grad is near impossible. Given that you all have made it there my question to you is what can I do to get there as well. Right now I am a tech on a Mother Infant Unit and I have 2 and 1/2 more years left to prepare for applying for jobs, what in that time can I do to get into a NICU? Any advice is appreciated!!!
  2. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    I don't know about your area, but I didn't have any problem getting a job in NICU right out of school. Will be 2 years in Nov. In fact, my unit has quite a few new grads lately.
  3. Visit  RNnicu42 profile page
    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    I don't know about your area, but I didn't have any problem getting a job in NICU right out of school. Will be 2 years in Nov. In fact, my unit has quite a few new grads lately.
    What state and area to you live? Im in Bay Area, CA and finding a new grad NICU position any where in CA has been a challenge.
  4. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    S. Texas.
  5. Visit  BritniRN profile page
    Congrats to all the new grads! I'm extremely JEALOUS. I've had my license since March 2010 and haven't been able to land my dream job in a NICU! Any suggestions? How was everyone able to start there fresh out of school?! Pass on your secrets! LOL.
  6. Visit  sparksnp profile page
    Bortaz, I am located in central Virginia. I am willing to relocate somewhat, but I am married so my husband has to either be able to relocate or commute. It is difficult to get a new grad position here in a NICU but I am determined to get there. So any secrets/advice are welcomed!!!
  7. Visit  WildcatFanRN profile page
    I've decided to give NICU a try again. I'm not considered a new grad anymore, but I'm going to keep trying anyway. I've even joined the AACN to help the networking.
  8. Visit  RNnicu42 profile page
    Im a new grad. I got my license July 2011. I have an interview next tuesday in a NICU in a perfect location. I am super nervous. Wish me luck
  9. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    Good luck!
  10. Visit  Cmunst45636 profile page
    I am a recent grad taking my boards in Sept. I had my 1st NICU interview today at the hospital I would lover to work at. They are looking at 7-8 applicants for 1 spot. I should know by next Friday. I feel like I'm going to go crazy waiting to find out. I want this position badly. I felt I did well on the interview which was a peer interview with several nurses. At the end of the interview I ask what are the qualities they are looking for in a NICU nurse, and they all said everything you told us is what we are looking for. So, I'm hoping that is a good sign. I also completed my preceptorship in a NICU (not at the same hospital). They also told me they love to hire new grads. Anyone's opinion on what my chances are?? =)
  11. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    1 out of 8, I'd say.

    J/K, I wish you luck.
  12. Visit  2Nurture1 profile page
    Hello AN family, I was offered a RN NICU position in a level III Children's Hospital yesterday. I am so grateful and excited to finally have this opportunity. To all of those that are desiring a position in NICU, please don't give up, persistence and prayers is what did it for me and I'm sure will do the same for you.
  13. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
    I updated my NICU brainsheets and uploaded them again to the following storage site. Feel free to use them if you'd like.