Pros: high acuity patient with many learning opportunities
Cons: short staffed on occasion
Very high paced unit with very sick infants. I learned so much as a new NICU nurse at CVHP, including neonatal resuscitation, high risk deliveries, HFV and care of extremely premature infants. Management was fair and put a lot of effort into keeping moral and team work as a top priority. The nightshift was a great team to work with and there was definite cohesion between the shifts. The hardest part of the job was short staffing and busy nights with many deliveries. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work with a great team of nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists.