I can read about NICU stuff all day long. I was inspired to work as a NICU nurse after my preceptorship at the unit. It was a Level III unit and I saw and learned so much from it. I'm still seeking a NICU job and wish to become an neonatal nurse one day. I never thought that I would love working with babies because I was the youngest in my whole family and never had a chance to play with them (which is why I used to get scared holding my friend's baby b/c I didn't know what to do! lol). Before graduation, we got to choose which unit we wanted for our preceptorship. Since I only visited the NICU for a day during my OB clinical at a small local hospital , which only had 4 beds , something made choose the NICU instead of ummm Med/Surg, ER, MICU like the rest of my classmates. Well anyway, after my preceptorship, I loved it so much because of the total care that was given to the sick newborns, the high technology involved, the dedicated & compassionate nursing staff, and providing support to the family. I always looked forward going to clinical every time even though I had to wake up at 4:30am for me to get there at 6:30. The NICU is truly special and I fell in love with it. That's my story and now I'm excited to hear from you all!