Hello! My name is Jamie. I am a NICU RN. Becoming a registered nurse always seemed to be a natural course for my life. I am a caregiver through and through. When I got the opportunity to work in my DREAM field of nursing I was thrilled. Everyday I go to work I contribute to the well being of saving premature babies. It can be difficult sometimes. Life and death are often moments from each other during the birthing process, however there is nothing better than being in the resucitation room for a delivery. There is always a tense moment when the practitioner brings the baby from the delivery and places the child on the warmer, but after we begin to work, there is a juncture when we all exhale; and thats when we hear a cry. Its the greatest thing in the world to be a part of that.
Here is why I love my job: I was fortunate to be the primary nurse of a baby girl, recently. She was the smallest micro preemie our unit had taken care of. She was less than a pound. Her lungs weren't developed entirely, she required respiratory support, and frequent resucitation. Everything that could go wrong with her, did. As I work Monday through Friday 40 hours evenings, I quickly became bonded with not only this miraculous little girl but her family as well. Her stay was long, close to six months total. I was honored to be there for her and her mother during this time. I am proud to say that she is healthy and thriving at home. She is fat and joyful and everytime I see a picture of her I feel validated in the field of work that I am in.
Becoming a nurse was a difficult task and like most students I have aquired debt. Debt that keeps me from ever being able to financially get ahead. If you would like to help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time! -Jamie