I'm so very excited and pleased to announce that today I was offered and accepted a position as an RN in a level 4 NICU. I'm so excited! I graduate in July and will take NCLEX in August. I start orientation in September. It works out well b/c I'm trying to adjust to the idea of not being home with my son! I worked full time for years and then had a son and stayed home with him and finished out nursing school
, was almost done when I got pregnant.
Anyway sorry to ramble on but I'm so excited! I know how hard it is for new grads to get into the NICU arena. I'm doing my senior preceptorship in a level 3 NICU now and I'm sure that helped alot in the decision.
I will be spending as much time as I can on these boards learning from the seasoned experts.
May 14, '08
Quote from noellelynn
what about the nicu do you love most? what would you say about it makes it just right for you? also were there any areas that you were in for clinicals that you absolutely did not like at all?
i see you are in fl. if you don't mind me asking what nursing school did you go to? associates or bachelors program? thanks!
To be honest it was a feeling...really undescribable, but it all just felt right!! I do like the atmosphere in the NICU where I work - EVERYONE helps one another out and it is very TEAM ORIENTED!!!! I do love babies, which is a plus, and I like the challenge that a critical care unit offers. Every day I was there I learned something new and I was forced to use my critical thinking skills, which is very important in this field anyhow. I also like interacting with families and educating them about their baby. Lastly, I think in this particular area you do see the rewards of your labor since some of the babies are admitted immediately after birth and may not leave for months...during that time you are helping them get better and watch them grow!!!!
In regards to my clinical experiences, I did enjoy all of them. Each were a different learning experience, but I was definitely able to take something from them all. The only aspect I did not enjoy was doing care plans and SOAP (SOAPIE) notes, but all of that comes along with school!!!!
I attended nursing school in Tampa and received my BSN.
Last edit by LuvatravelRN on May 14, '08
: Reason: answered last question from OP