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Hey everyone! I have recently passed NCLEX and am very excited to be beginning my dream job in the NICU in a few weeks. I am planning on purchasing the Merenstein & Gardner's Handbook of Neonatal Intensive Care textbook as I begin orientation on the unit. I noticed that a new edition of the textbook is scheduled to be released next month so I am waiting to purchase the newest edition when it is released. In the mean time, are there any blogs or other online resources that may have valuable NICU related information so that I can start preparing before I start my job? Thanks in advance 🙂

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DVorahRN has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, formerly Oncology.

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I think NRP and STABLE are good resources

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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10 hours ago, DVorahRN said:

I think NRP and STABLE are good resources

You will get those when you start your job.

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I'd save your $$$ until you start. Many hospitals offer free resources so peruse those first. As a new grad they should be dumping tons of education into you anyway so you won't have time to peruse anything else. Also, there may not be a whole lot of difference in last edition vs. newest edition so you'd be better off spending your money on new scrubs, and decent stethoscope or a fancy night out to celebrate.

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MCRN11 has 2 years experience.

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Congratulations on getting your dream job especially as new grad! I just wanted to know how did you go about getting a job at the NICU? I’m from NY and I’ve been applying for so long to work in the NICU but still have no luck. Unfortunately there’s no NICU fellowships or residency programs for RNs in NY. 🥺

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5 hours ago, MCRN11 said:

Congratulations on getting your dream job especially as new grad! I just wanted to know how did you go about getting a job at the NICU? I’m from NY and I’ve been applying for so long to work in the NICU but still have no luck. Unfortunately there’s no NICU fellowships or residency programs for RNs in NY. 🥺

Yes to go off of this I agree. I’m also from NY and I dream of working in the NICU but there are no programs that allow new grads. What state do you live in because it seems as if I’m going to need to move?

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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12 hours ago, RN2bJae said:

What state do you live in because it seems as if I’m going to need to move?

I got a NICU job as a new grad. We hire almost exclusively new grads. It is a 104 bed Level IV NICU in Louisville, KY.

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On 3/12/2020 at 10:05 AM, NICU Guy said:

I got a NICU job as a new grad. We hire almost exclusively new grads. It is a 104 bed Level IV NICU in Louisville, KY.

Awesome. When I graduate next year I'll defiantly be on the look out. Thanks

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