I have worked in psych for 2 years and decided I needed more nursing experience. I applied everywhere, for any and all units hiring in my area and a level III NICU was the only people to call for an interview. Before I even left the parking lot after my interview and peer interview I was offered the job. I was so amazed. I have no experience other than psych, I have no kids, have no experience, other than every day kids. Didn't learn much about neonates in school. I graduated over 2 years ago so I am so glad there's a 12 week orientation where I'm hoping they teach the basics, because right now, looking through these threads and all the acroynms used and equipment, diagnosises, I don't know any of them. I am getting so excited, I only have 2 weeks left at this job before I start in the NICU, but at the same time I am freaked out and so nervous. I have been an overpaid babysitter and warden for 2 years, now I actually have someone's life in my hands, and one mistake can ruin an entire family. I truly feel NICU is my calling and will give me such happiness to be able to live my dream of truly helping people. I guess I am just getting the jitters because I feel like I know absolutely nothing and hope I'm not the only one completely clueless. Anything general I can read on now to prepare? I just want to thank all of the NICU nurses for all your hard work and dedication and I am so excited to be a part of the elite. Hope I live up to the expectations.