Wanna Be A Nicu Rn - page 2

I am brand new to this site.. and i love it. I just graduated last weekend with a BSN and really really want to work in the NICU. I have applied to numerous places in several cites and parts of the US and either there are no... Read More

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    LUVbabies, It is very discouraging. I have been stressed out because I am not starting in the area I really WANT to start in but like I said before I am going to do my hardest to keep a positive upbeat attitude and come December I will put in a transfer for the NICU and if worst comes to worst and I am not happy with where I am at and I don't get in the NICU by March 04 then I will go down to the Children's Hospital and apply there or at least other NICU's in town. I have a weak back and can barely turn heavy patients.

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    What's meant to be will be.!!!! )
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    That was supposed to be a smiley face!! Sorry!!!!!
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    Thanks nurses for all your advice!!!
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    Have you tried Louisville, KY ?

    We have three hospitals in the area that NICUs. I am a new Grad and they have hired three from my class alone to the dept. I will be working at Kosair Children's Hopsital. I hope this helps. Let me know if you need additional information.


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    I went straight from school to NICU so don't get discouraged. There was no way that I could've worked adults, especially on a med/surg floor. I would've been out of nursing in one week (instead, it took me 10 years to finally quit, but that's another story (-.

    Don't give up. It did help that I worked in a NICU during my schooling, but I didn't go to work at that hospital. And I didn't have any experience in really sick babies, since I wasn't allowed near those.

    Keep trying. I see ads for NICU all the time. If they're really desperate enough, they will train a new grad. Just be persistant, be enthusiastic on your interviews, and you'll get in there.

    You may have an easier time applying to level II nurseries, which handle less acute babies, or working in a stepdown to start.


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