I graduate from an ADN program in December. My goal is to be a CRNA. Logically, my next step would be to obtain my BSN while working in ICU. The thing is, I have heard some negative things about new grads starting in ICU (including form some of my instructors). How does everyone feel about this? I know it will be tough and I will need to study and work very hard to learn everything I need to know to be a excellent ICU nurse. I am a good student, I have a 3.9 GPA. My biggest problem is that I tend to doubt myself/low self confidence
To be honest ICU scares me. Do you think I should start in Med-surg or a stepdown unit like some people suggest, or would it be a waste of time, since I ultimitly need/want to work in ICU. What have some of your experiences been as new grads in ICU? Any advise would be totally appreciated.