Monday, October 26, 2009

Current happenings!

Just bought this book to start studying before I start on Novemember 30th:

I'll post a review as I read it.

Things I am working on for the move:

1. Getting my RN licensure by endorsement in the state I am moving to( Sent out Michigan paperwork, sending out other states paperwork tommorow)

2. Finding an apartment. This is turning out to be A LOT harder then I thought it would be, but I have a few prospects. (Hopefully someone will send me some damn pictures, I swear I have talked to 3-4 people who told me they would take pictures of their apartments and i've gotten nothing!!)

3. Looking at furniture (I am moving with NOTHING, I had a house-fire that destroyed everything I owned)

4. Takin' my cats (Bob and Captain Billy) to the vet before the car trip!

First Post

When i started Nursing school I had NO idea what I wanted to do when I finished...the only thing I knew I did NOT want to do was be a NICU nurse, those babies scared the crap out of me!! So tiny and fragile....then in our OB rotation we shadowed at St. John Hospital in Detroit. I fell in love.Right then I decided that no matter what it took I was going to be a NICU nurse, it just clicked. I believe a person functions at their highest capacity where they feel passion, and I feel passion for NICU. SO i decided to do a nationwide search, to become a new NICU nurse once I graduated from school.

After 7 months of NOTHING, I finally had 4 hospitals (all with NICU jobs!) interested in me. I accepted an offer from a University hospital in a state more south of Michigan, in a Magnet and teaching facility with a large level III NICU.

I am scared that I will be incompetent, and I hope I can keep up with the pace of critical care Nursing. However, I think that being scared is the norm as a new Nurse (atleast I hope!).

This blog is dedicated to my move from the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan to a different state, and my experiences as a new grad Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It is not only to help me remember my future patient-care experiences, but also to help keep my sanity in a new state starting a new career!!!

<3 Devon