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!!!