I work as a new RN in a Level I Trauma Burn ICU. I LOVE IT! The work is hard, hot, sad, bloody, smelly...but terrific when you work with your patients and see them progress a tiny bit each day. Sure, some of them don't make it and that goes for every unit in a hospital, but many more of them do overcoming horrific odds...and that is a blessing that I get to see when I go to work. Our unit is close-knit and everybody works together to achieve our goal and that is to send our patients home with as much function and as little disfunction as possible. We work with PT, RT, OT, and just about every other T you can think of. It's definitely not for everybody, and yeah, I get a lot of "yucks" when I tell people which part of the hospital I work in, but that's what makes it special. You work a long time with patients and their families and after awhile, you begin to focus less on what a person's body looks like and you start learning about them as a person. I hope that you will follow your heart and choose an area of nursing that you love, whether it is burns or something else. When you work so hard, as most nurses do, it must absolutely be in an area you can feel good about. I'm excited for you...keep up the good work!