Starting NICU

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    Hello everyone!

    I know there are a lot of threads like this, but I just have to share. I used to be an active member here a few years ago, but I stopped coming on(for whatever reason) and lost my username. I have just accepted a job to transfer to the NICU at work. I am SOOO excited!! I have wanted this job for a very long time- since before I even started nursing school, and I have now been out of school and working in adults for 3 years in May. I will be transferring from a renal telemetry unit. A completely different world, but I finally received a job offer in the unit I have been trying to apply in since I began at my workplace. Every time I applied prior, I got a call saying they had just finished the hiring process when my application came through, and HR just hadn't taken the listing down yet. It would always disappear a day or two later

    So, I finally got the job and could not be more thrilled! The NICU I'm transferring to is a level 3 that does nitric, ECMO, surgeries, and we are the regional perinatal center for 20 counties, so we have a lot of external transfers in.

    Have any of you transferred from a similar adult(or any adult) unit to NICU? I know it will be a challenge, but I'm up for it. Any advice?

    Any help is appreciated!
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    I haven't, but I wanted to congratulate you!! Amazing opportunity. Eat it up!! Enjoy!
    littlepeopleRNICU likes this.
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    Thank you!! I am so excited! My first shift is tomorrow. I can't believe it's finally here!
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    Quote from leopardprintnurse
    I haven't, but I wanted to congratulate you!! Amazing opportunity. Eat it up!! Enjoy!
    What she said.
    littlepeopleRNICU likes this.
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    I LOVE it so far! It has only been two days, but I really don't think it's just excitement. I really have enjoyed it, and can see myself falling in love very quickly hoping not to jinx anything with that statement lol.
    Bortaz, RN likes this.


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