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  • Oct 17 '17

    Hey! Congrats! I started in the nicu in July as a new grad. I absolutely love it. I love working in a critical care setting as well, and I don't feel like I've given that up at all. Here are some things that helped me during my orientation:
    1) read all you can. There is so much to learn. Just don't get bogged down by trying tolearn everything at once. I joined NANN. They have some great past articles that you can access. Such a great resource. I've probably used NANN articles more than anything else. I have the merestein neonatal book, but to be honest, I haven't read it as much as I probably should have. Another great book is the core curriculum for neonatal nursing.
    2) make the most of your orientation. Ask questions, observe as much as u can even if it isn't your patient.

    I hope this helps!