Poll: What do you love about the NICU? - page 14
I'm a nursing student with not too much farther to go. (YEAH!). I'm giving serious thought to starting in the NICU post-graduation. From what I have observed, it just seems to be the right fit for... Read More
Mar 21, '16 by hayleyh31, BSN, RNThis is such an old post but now that I've been in the NICU a year now, I feel like I can really tell you why this is my favorite place in the whole world.
1. I love getting to give the first tub bath to a former 27 weeker that I admitted so many weeks ago.
2.Being treasured by the parents because they know you love their babies too.
3. Picking up my wild little 1400 gram baby who wouldn't calm down after her feeding and feeling her melt into the blankets on my chest as she really slept for the first time that night.
4. Sure, it's sad. But the good always outweigh the bad. I love that when I'm having a rough night, there's always someone who needs a snuggle.
5. The teamwork is awesome. There are 90 women on my unit and while it can be gossipy, we are a true family. We support each other through losses, happiness, babies, weddings, and divorces. There's always someone there to step up and help whenever you're drowning.
I love my job and I don't know that I want to do anything else ever again.
May 16, '16 by sergel02I got to spend only a day in the unit but I enjoyed the levels of acuity. Some babies are feeders and growers while others are on cooling or ecmo.