New Grad NICU Support Thread
- 6Jun 17, '10 by niculoveCalling 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 to lend some support and knowledge as well. Welcome!
- 0Jun 17, '10 by gibson0726Hello everyone!
I am a December graduate and have been working in a level 3 NICU since early February. I spent 4 weeks of my orientation in level 2 and then spent the following 8 weeks in level 3. I have been on my own for about 3 weeks now and I can't believe how much I have learned so far! Some days are more stressful than others but regardless of how bad a shift goes, I ALWAYS look forward to going back. I call those babies my "little BFF's". I love them and they amaze me constantly.
Good luck to you, southern.belle, go rock that interview! And best wishes to those of you starting soon. I hope we get lots of participation on this thread, I think it's a great idea!
- 0Jun 17, '10 by niculoveHi Everyone!
I'm so glad the thread has taken off!!! I start in a level III NICU next month! I'm so excited! Good luck southern.belle...keep us posted. RN4Love, wannabe07, and chickensRN welcome to the thread! ChickensRN- it seems like it's going well so far. I feel like I read all terrible posts from new grads. This is nice to read! Wannabe07 and RN4love we all start within a few weeks of each other. How exciting.
- 0Jun 18, '10 by aerorunner80I'm a new grad in a level III. I started in May and have been on the floor for 3 weeks today. I did two weeks in our level II/ICN and am just ending my first week in NICU.
I was so scared my first day I just wanted to go in the bathroom and cry but now it's getting much better. Yesterday I took care of a kid on CPAP and when I come back on Monday I will be getting my first stable vented kiddo.
I took my boards on Wednesday and am still waiting for results and it's killing me. I keep checking my state's BON AND pearsonvue.com to see if my results are available and they aren't! The suspense is killing me! I'm hoping they come available some time today so that I will know if I can party like a rockstar or have a pity party over my first weekend off.
- 0Jun 18, '10 by southern.bellex3Thanks for the good luck wishes, everyone! I feel like this is truly my calling...my heart and soul will be in it. I would feel so blessed to get this job, but I know that whatever happens is God's will!
Good luck to everyone as you interview as well and start your new careers!
I'm sure you did fine on boards, aero, but good luck!