I'll be starting work as an RN in the NICU in a few weeks--a job I've always wanted
. . . but when I tell people where I'll be working most of them respond with something like, "Oh, how can you stand to hurt those poor babies?" It makes me feel kind of like an ogre
I'll be working at a level III NICU and we get babies from several states, but most of them do go home, although a lot of the wee ones are discharged to other hospitals to grow first.
Do any of you get that reaction from people and how do you respond? Maybe I'll have a better answer after I've worked there for awhile, but at this point I really don't know what to say