The Evolution of the New Nurse: Transitioning off orientation and working without a preceptor…

Greeting new nurses like:

Half of my interactions after a successful procedure:

Maternal history:
Alcohol: denies
Smoking: denies
Illegal Drug Use: denies //

Infant History:
Spontaneous vaginal delivery RT abruption
Dysmorphic facial features consistent with FAS
NAS score = 14

Those rare and awesome moments when someone thinks that being a NICU nurse is the best thing ever…
Nightshift:
Working with interns/residents who don’t want to listen…
Single Nurse Conundrum… When your friends judge you for flirting with the a-hole doctor on service…
Waking up a N.A.S. baby…
When new nurses ask how I stay so professional with the crazy families…