Hello all! I am currently an Adult ICU/step down nurse with a little over a year experience. I have always been interested in NICU but was always too afraid I couldn't handle death of an infant. Well, now that I've dealt with death on multiple occasions, I don't feel so intimidated by it anymore. It will be hard, but I know now I can adapt.
I do not like my job at all here in the ICU. Adults are so entitled and I feel like I'm not doing any good anyway. I feel like I'm just putting a bandaid on all these comorbidities. I LOVE teaching and truly making a difference in my patients but I hardly see it.
That being said, has anyone here gone from adults ICU or stepdown to the NICU and loved it? I heard in this post that NICU acuity isn't actually as critical as people may seem:
Adult ICU RN interested in NICU
is this true? If so, I'd probably enjoy it more. I hate being stressed out constantly wondering if my patient is going to code.
Id appreciate any input you guys have!