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ICU Nurse wanting to get into NICU


Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience.

Hello all, I am an ICU nurse and I have been working at a level III trauma center in the general ICU for 2 years. I have loved the critical care part of nursing but I am extremely interested in neonates. I worked as a patient care tech in the NICU during nursing school in a level 3 nicu and absolutely loved it. I love both feeder growers and critically ill babies. My only issue is, every job I apply to requires NICU experience. Any tips on finding a job? Is it worth it for me to get NRP certified before finding a job to help better my understanding and get my foot in the door? Or is that better to have completed with work experience? Thank you all for any tips!