I am a new RN graduate (May 2008) and really want to work in the NICU. I just moved to Pittsburgh 2 months ago and have been applying for jobs since then. I've applied for Magee-Womens NICU on the UPMC website. I know that Children's is opening a new hospital next spring and will likely have openings but I can't wait that long to get a job.
My husband and I moved out here for his job and ironically, the same day he got the offical offer, I got an offer to take a job in a NICU back home (Illinois). For some reason, the whole process is taking a lot longer out here; its really hard to get information from anyone.
I have always wanted to work in a NICU (since I was in 5th grade according to my father). I volunteered for a year while I was in school. I have my BS in molecular and cellular biology then got my ADN. I even did an extra NICU rotation during my maternal-child clinical. After working for a couple years I plan on looking into getting a MSN so i'm definitely interested in learning all I can and contining to advance my education.
I'm looking for any suggestions anyone may have for me or inside info regarding the NICU scene in Pittsburgh.