Tips for a NICU New Grad? - page 3

I just passed NCLEX at the beginning of June, and I start my DREAM job in the NICU in 2 weeks. Do any of the experienced NICU nurses out there have tips for getting started? Resources? Brains?... Read More

  1. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from NYPextern
    Bortaz RN could you send me the NICU spreadsheet also?? I am starting in the NICU at Mount Sinai next week!
    They can be found at the following link:
  2. by   samanthaaRN
    Bortaz, RN - Thank you so much for sharing your spreadsheet with all of us. I love when nurses with experience are so helpful to us newbies! I just accepted a New grad position today in the NICU and I start in Jan! I am so excited and want to prepare myself as much as possible. Again, thanks! Much appreciated!
  3. by   Bortaz, RN
    You're welcome. Just 2 short years ago, I was in your position, so I try to help where I can.
  4. by   NYPextern
    SamanthaaRN, did you happen to accept a NICU position at NYU Medical Center?
  5. by   samanthaaRN
    Nope, in California
  6. by   nursingstudent2762
    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    About 18 months ago, when I was a new grad just starting in the NICU, I found that I needed a more structured and organized brainsheet in order to make sure I didn't miss anything. So, I created my own sheet. I don't know if it translates well to your unit, but I find it very helpful.

    Unfortunately, it's an Excel worksheet, and doesn't allow them to be attached, even in private messages. If you'd feel comfortable sending me your email in a PM, I'd be happy to send the form to you.
    i know im reading this message way later than when it was posted, but would you be able to send that sheet over my way?? if you still have it, that is. much thanks!!!
  7. by   Bortaz, RN
    I'll do it when I get home in the morning. If you don't get it, I probably forgot. Just remind me.
  8. by   Bortaz, RN
    Sent it just now.
  9. by   obprof
    Would it be possible to send the NICU worksheet to me too? I am starting NICU in Dec and would really appreciate it!
    Last edit by obprof on Nov 13, '11
  10. by   nznurserachel
    Hi there,
    I'm about to sit my final exam and start at a NICU in New Zealand in January. Can you please email me your excel spread sheet? It's great to have an online community like this to share experience!
  11. by   nznurserachel
    Hi, I sent you a message today asking for the spreadsheet but I found it and downloaded it fine from this link Thanks!
  12. by   obprof
  13. by   Bortaz, RN
    Yeah, I posted it on that storage site for those that are not comfortable posting their email on this public forum. Did everyone get it that asked?

    Hope you all find it helpful. Being an Excel spreadsheet, it should be very easy to adapt to whatever each specific nurse needs.