January 1st was my first day in the NICU. It was very interesting to say the least! Much different than any other unit that I have been on. My preceptor is the change nurse on the unit and gets pulled off for various reasons so I am able to do a lot of things on my own, which is nice. I like the constant routine: assessment, change diaper, feed - every three hours. The slightest changes in the assessment may mean something very important so I have to be very aware of what's happening with my baby and the "norm" for that infant. I'm learning a ton and have great support from other staff members!
So everything is going good so far. Overwhelming but enjoyable!