Accepted a job.

  1. I accepted a full time night position in the NICU at Childrens Hospital Omaha. I start after I finish my present travel contract on dec 15th. I am very excited about this position! The orientation is 2 phases 1st 3 months of class and clinical then work with the feeder growers and intermediate care babies. After 6 to 12 months phase 2 _vents and oscillators.
    I have a lot of learning to do and am excited about it. Anybody have suggestions for reading material.
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  3. by   Imafloat
    There is a post in the stickies about reading material. I love my Merenstein and Gardner Neonatal Nurse textbook and the textbook from my STABLE class.

    It sounds like you are getting a great orientation. Welcome to the NICU.
  4. by   elizabells
    Agreed on M&G, but it might also be a good idea to see if they are going to want to you buy a specific book. My unit had me buy the AACN Core Curriculum for Neonatal Nurses. I would have bought the Merenstein anyway, because I'm a big nerd, but it's just a thought.

    Congrats on the job!
  5. by   MegNeoNurse
    Hey bayoubengals - sorry no suggestions I just wanted to say hello and welcome to Omaha! Children's Hospital has a wonderful NICU and I hope you enjoy it there. One of my nursing school classmates works as a care partner there.

    Welcome again, and congrats on the new job!!

  6. by   texas2007
    Congrats!! Id also like to plug M&G. I'm currently doing a senior preceptorship in a level III NICU and I find it VERY good at explaining things.
  7. by   RainDreamer
    Congrats on the new job, good luck to you! I agree on M&G, but check out that sticky as there are a ton of great books out there!
  8. by   bayoubengals
    Thanks all! I bought the Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses from AWHONN and NANN. I'll be looking into the M&G next.
  9. by   NeoNurseTX
    i just got hired to a NICU position today (new grad!) and i am SO glad i already had that book from school!
  10. by   caliotter3
    Congratulations on your new job and hope you find it to be rewarding and a good atmosphere to work in.