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    Should I leave NICU? To do MBU

    Hi all. I was lucky enough to get hired at a level 3 NICU after having 2 yrs experience in a special care nursery. For a long time, I thought this was my next goal after level 2. I finished orientation about 3 weeks ago, and if you were to ask my preceptor or peers, they would tell you I’m doing a pretty good job. I feel as if I’m cheating myself, however, because I don’t LOVE the NICU setting as much as I imagined I would. I don’t feel like I’m thriving in an intensive setting where everyone feeds off of adrenaline and high level care. I don’t know if I should give it more time and see if it grows on me. Maybe the more comfortable I am, the more ill like it. But I just really think the setting isn’t for me. All of my colleagues are wonderful. But I’m noticing a lot of Type A personalities- which I do not have. I have contemplated talking to my director about possibly doing MBU instead and floating in the NICU once in a while, but I’ve never worked directly with the post partum mother unless it was about the baby. I would appreciate some insights.