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NICUs in Alaska?

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by Katie71275 Katie71275 (New Member) New Member

Katie71275 has 2 years experience and works as a L&D RN.

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My hubby is convinced he wants to move to Alaska so I'm tryin to findOut some info. I want to work in the NICU andWill grad with ADN in May 2012. What are the top NICU in the state? What do they look like...what sort of patients?

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rotteluvr31 works as a ICU.

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The NICU in the state is at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. I'm not all that familiar with it, but I do know that some little kiddos get sent down to Seattle for care. Not trying to burst your bubble, but I'm not sure that as a new grad you will get into the NICU. But hey, you never know.

I did see that they were offering some internships in L&D nursing - which might be a way to get your foot in the door. Good luck with your future.

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The Nicu at Providence only hires RN-BSN due to the level of care required. In addition, I have never seen a new grad there- I believe they want at least 3 years of level 3 NICU experience. look at their website, I know they are actively recruiting nicu nurses and their job descriptions are usually very detailed and spell out exact requirements for their nursing positions.... Good luck!

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Creamsoda works as a RN ICU.

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Id keep an eye out for internships. I always hear they are short staffed so maybe something will pop up!

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muircv has 3 years experience and works as a NICU RN.

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I'm a NICU nurse here and was hired as a new grad. We are always looking for people, but they do prefer BSN. If you have an ADN they ask you to get your BSN within 2-3years of being hired or something like that but they help pay for it. As the only level 3 nicu in Alaska if a kid needs ECHMO or major heart stuff, they go to Seattle/Portland but we do see and get pretty sick kids from all over the state.

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I know this is old but I applied to the new grad NICU position in Anchorage through Providence hospital. Can anyone tell me how it is working there and how the interview process is?

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ScrubGirl88 has 1 years experience and works as a NICU NURSE.

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I will be moving to Anchorage as a New Grad(BSN) February 2016. I want to apply to the NICU at the providence hospital. I obviously will not have experience but i do volunteer at a local NICU here in Tucson and hope that helps my resume. Does anyone know if they will have positions opened around that time? I know down here in Tucson they tend to do New grad hiring around July for august start dates and December for January start dates. Im so excited for this move!

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