I'm a nursing student and I am really interested in working on a NICU unit when I graduate. I signed up to be a volunteer cuddler and shadow opportunities but they have all been cancelled due to the pandemic. I applied for a PCT job on a NICU unit, but didn't get it due to a lack of experience. I want to gain more experience with this patient population while I'm in school to boost my chances of being hired onto a NICU unit when I graduate. But it seems like so many opportunities have shut down due to COVID-19. I completely understand why, but I would appreciate any advice on any activities to do to gain experience to be a NICU nurse!! I'm open to any ideas. If you're a nurse who works on a NICU unit, what activities or opportunities did you do to get there? If you're a charge nurse or manager, what do you like from your applicants? What do you wish more of them had done before applying for a job in the NICU? Thank you!!