I just graduated with my BSN in December from a nursing school in Ohio. When I graduated I moved to Tracy California (near San Francisco) to be with my husband. I am enrolled in a BSN-DNP program specializing in NNP. I LOVED everything about the NICU and I understand in looking for a job as a new graduate, many places will not hire into specialty areas. I worked as a nursing assistant in the float pool for 2 years while finishing my degree so I am not without experience in working in a hospital. Does anyone know of any hospitals that would hire a new graduate nurse (preferably into a NICU)? In order to begin clinicals in my DNP program I have to have worked for 2 years in a level III nursery. This puts me at a disadvantage, but I love neonatology and I'm not willing to give up. I am a member of AWHONN, NANN, and ANN. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! (At this point, I am even willing to look into hospitals in other states if I could find a NICU position). Thanks everyone!
Kayla Van Sloun, BSN