Good post Anaclaire.
We only float to the well-baby nursery and are mostly assigned to the admit nursery.
WBN nurses float to Maternity and most are cross-trained to NICU. We, too, give them the easiest babies even if it means getting bumped off of our primary just as they're getting ready to go home... (sigh...)
Too bad that we aren't given such consideration when we float. I have great difficulty keeping track of 8-12 babies and all of their labwork, chem-strips, etc. Also am very uncomfortable with calling the pediatricians whom I don't know from Adam - spoiled I guess by having Neos that are like family available 24/7.
L&D doesn't float ANYWHERE, anytime, anyhow, and specializes in bringing babies to admit in bunches.