I was wondering if any Michigan RN's that post here work in NICU?
I have worked in adult critical care for 3 1/2 years. I have always had interest in nicu since nursing school. I have applied for nicu positions, but haven't had any interviews yet. I am looking for some helpful hints--any classes, websites, or texts to review that would help me.
Nov 13, '06
Hi. I work in NICU. We hire RN's with adult critical care experience. You would have a long orientation to NICU when you start. I don't really know how helpful reading would be. Nothing like getting in there and doing what we do.
Dec 12, '06
I have to agree with the above poster. Just reading a few books is not going to be enough. You will have a lengthy orientation and almost have to "relearn" some aspects of nursing. (premature babies are completely different than adults)
You have the same chance of being hired in the NI as any other RN who applies. I encourage you to visit the NICU board on allnurses...there is a lot of information there.
I can recommend a book called "Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care" ISBN 0323033008 and it is about $60 on Amazon
.com. It is an EXCELLENT NICU resource and I highly recommend it!