I'm a 4.5 year experienced RN. Since graduation I have worked in a lower level III NICU. I'm ready to go back to school for an NP degree. I have reservations about which route to go. I have recently taken a job at a higher level III NICU so that I can gain more experience with a higher acuity population. Since taking this job I've started to question whether or not I have what it takes to be a successful NNP. I know that most facilities require that you work as an NNP at a higher level NICU for a few years to gain experience upon graduation. These units however, require 24 hour shifts. I'm just not sure that I can be at my best 20 hours into a shift that has been crazy. So this has sparked me to look again at the PNP route. I have been told that it is incredibly hard to find a job as a PNP. Is this true? I know for sure that I want to take care of children. I love my premies but I'm not certain that I want to work nights, weekends, and holidays away from my children. But I need to know that I can be employed upon graduation.