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    I am about to begin my senior year in highschool and I am unsure of what path to take after. I am looking to become a neonatal nurse in the icu and am looking for some advice on what college path to take. if anyone has some advice I could really use some! thanks!

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    I would suggest you plan on getting your BSN. I went to a small town college for my nursing school, so NICU was not even an option for any clinical work … I’m not sure if nursing schools in bigger cities allow students into the NICU at all or not. Either way, you will need to get your RN degree (I have an associates degree in nursing, and you could do the same, but with the tide of things, I would suggest you plan on getting your 4 year degree in nursing instead.) Once you get your RN degree, it is all additional training and on the job training. There will be plenty of time to look into that down the road, and there is a good chance your goals will change while in nursing school … I know mine did.

    No matter what, do well in HS and apply to several nursing schools and pick the best one you get accepted into. Good luck.

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