What advice would you give me?

  1. I'm a geriatric nurse who is considering moving to NICU. What advice would you have for me if I was starting on your department? What training should I expect to be given?
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  3. by   TeachEmNursing
    That's exactly how I started! I worked in Long term care then found a job in NICU. The training is going to be more intense as far as information that you'll have to learn. Other than that, your assessment skills will be tweaked a bit more towards the babies. But other than that it's like going in to any other field. There will be specifics that you will learn that pertain to the area you will work. I didn't find it so hard to work in NICU after doing LTC. I had to study and know more (still do) but I love it.