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NICU Nurse moving to DC area

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Hi!

I am a NICU nurse and will be possibly be moving to the DC area in the near future. Was wanting some feedback on which hospitals are the best to work for and also average pay. I know there's a few hospitals with NICUs as well as Children's National. Just curious as to which one has the best support, morale and employee satisfaction.

Thanks!!!

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That would depend on what you are looking for...if you want level IV, children's is the best for that. Although there are other level IVs in the area, they are hands down better for what you'll see and the unit itself is gorgeous. I worked there for many years, so I might be biased : ) but their assignments (at least when I worked there) were good, you never had more than 3 kids. Downside was no deliveries which is important for some folks.

One other thing would be that depending on where you're coming from, culture may be different. I came from the west coast and moving to the east coast was a bit...interesting. I found people to be very blunt to the point of rudeness. I realized that this is just the way folks communicate with each other and was able to roll with it, although I found myself becoming more cynical after living there for many years. Sometimes I wonder if it's due to the population density difference. Made for very strong nursing though, and when I went to NNP school I felt like I was ahead of the curve for many things.

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On ‎12‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 9:49 PM, babyNP. said:

their assignments (at least when I worked there) were good, you never had more than 3 kids. Downside was no deliveries which is important for some folks. 

Are there that many places that have 4 baby assignments? I've only known of one hospital in my area, and that's just in their transitional nursery.

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