Starting as new grad in NICU on 10/31!!!!!

  1. Hi:
    I start as a new grad in the NICU on Monday and I couldn't be more scared. I have just graduated with my RN two weeks ago and I feel like I'm jumping into this knowing nothing. I went yesterday for a tour and to meet with some of my preceptors and I feel so clueless. Is it possible that I will come out of this 12 week training knowing something and feeling confident taking care of these babies. I sure hope so!!! I would love to hear about anybody elses experience being a new grad in the NICU. In the meantime I think I should take a deep breath and relax!!

    Thanks :wink2:
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Congrats! I hope to be there myself in a few months. I grad in May. Please keep us posted as to how things are going. In the mean time, remember, you made it through nursing school. It takes a strong, smart, person to be able to do that! Have faith in your education and apply yourself during your orientation just as you did during school and I am sure you will see everything start to fall in to place. Again, congrats!
  4. by   PYLRN
    Hi,
    25 years ago when I graduated, I went right into an adult critical acare residency. it was the best thing I ever did! Don't get me wrong, I didn't know it all when I was done but i at least had the basics. The thing about nursing is you are always in the process of learning so good luck and keep learning.
  5. by   vegnurse21
    Phew...this will be me next summer and I am so nervous already!

    Good luck though hun...you will do awesome!
  6. by   CarVsTree
    Good luck!!!

    I grad in December and start NICU Internship January 4th. Nervous, scared, HAPPY!!!
  7. by   Shannon RN 2be
    Good Luck and Congrats!
    Relax and take a break now before things get crazy again.
    Hugs :icon_hug:
    Shannon

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