I am applying for an accelerated BSN nursing program next year (to begin in Fall 2008) after I finish my 3 science pre-reqs. But in the meantime, I had an interview today to begin volunteering - my interest is totally with babies... and I will start in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU (they called it PCICU).
I was told I'll mainly be soothing them, whether I'm rubbing their heads or singing/reading to them, and I'll get to hold them once in a while (those that are able to be held). They still have to do my background check - which won't be a problem - and my orientation is in 3 weeks, and I should be able to start immediately aftewards. I am SO excited!
On the tour today, there were 10-12 newborns, all swaddled up. It's a fairly new floor. The tour I had was with the volunteer coordinator, but I didn't get to talk to the nurses yet so I wasn't able to ask many floor-specific questions. But I can't WAIT.
So... What can I expect to see in the PCICU?
And on these boards - does this area fall under PICU or Cardiac ICU?