Tips for a NICU New Grad?

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    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? Thanks!
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    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.
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    I'd LOVE to see your spreadsheet! Thank you so much for offering. I just signed up on this website a few days ago, and can't figure out how to do a private message. I'll just put it on here and delete it later. Dumb, but that's all I can think of. thanks again!
    Last edit by MeggieNICURN on Jul 6, '11
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    Ok, sending now. It's set up for night shift, but you can easily change the times if you're working days (in Excel).
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    This is fabulous! Thanks a million
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    I am in the exact same boat! Would you possibly mind sending it to me as well if I msg you my email?
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    You betcha.
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    Oh goodness, I'm in the same boat! I start August 1- me too??! (It's too bad you can't post on here!)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! So excited to join the world of NICU nursing
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Jul 13, '11 : Reason: edited email addy per poster request
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    I would love to get the report sheet as well. Do you mind emailing it to me? Thanks so much!
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    Y'all PM me your email addresses and I'll send it right over.
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