hello nicu nurses!!!! i am due to graduate (lpn/lvn) in july. i plan to continue on to become an rn because i really really really want to work l&d or in the nicu and all the area hospitals around me require at least rn (adn) to work on either unit. the question i have tho is i can be an emotional person sometimes like cry at sad movies etc. not overly emotional but i do cry from time to time. in the event of an emergency i am always centered and level headed but afterwards i usually cry. i can seperate my own feelings from an emergency and don't let my emotions take over. it was always been my dream to work l&d or in the nicu. so i am wondering, if i were to get a position in the nicu after i have completed rn school would i be fired if i cried after a baby passed away? or would i be fired if i cried infront of parents? i mean obviously i would try to keep it in and it would not be about me being sad at that time. for example if a baby was being resuscitate and we were doing all we could and lost them i am afraid i may cry after. i see how much of an impact the nicu nurses have on family & patients and want to be a part of that. so how do you avoid crying?? thank you so much!! any advice is appreciated!!!!! i also did just want to say what you guys/girls do is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!