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New Grad NICU Question

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by amwrootbeer amwrootbeer (Member) Member

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I graduated in May and I am having trouble finding any job, let alone a NICU position. I recently applied to a New Grad Endoscopy position, but I am wondering if that would hinder me from getting into the NICU in the future? I am open to any unit, I just want to get my one year of experience and move to NICU as soon as I can. Should I turn down the endoscopy position or take it because there isn't much else?

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Laceyk321 has 1 years experience as a RN.

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I am currently in my last semester of nursing school, so excited to finish! Any who. I worked as a technician in a GI lab for 2 years and I was able to see first hand the role of the nurses there. Personally, I think that it may hinder your chances at nicu. You do not practice anything neonatal in gi. Even on our pediatric days we never saw anyone younger than around 2 years old. You'll be assisting with biopsies at times and injecting meds for the doc. There are some other responsibilities, but none that will assist with a position in nicu. And its mostly charting. I would recommend pediatrics or emergency. Peds you will deal with babies, not so much neonates, but its better than Gi. Emergency you will see all. Again babies and peds, not really neonates. I still think that those are better options than going to gi, if you have the hopes of being a future nicu nurse. I hope that helps. Good Luck!

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AmberK1026 specializes in NICU, Post Partum.

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What about mother/baby? I worked on this unit for a year after graduating nursing school and then transferred to NICU. Have been in NICU for nearly 3 months now.

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