Congratulations and now you are a real Critical Care Nurse holding responsibility being patient advocate and extra.
My self when I join nursing I started in surgical then medical later shifted to Heamatology which we consider it in our Sultan Qaboos University hospital as Minor ICU due to the critically ill patients presents over their.
Ultimaltely my dream came true when I joined ICU and I was awarded the Best Nurse Of the year in six months only from joining and the reason behind that was you are a experinced nurse your quality care competency in your skills will shine through and people will be intrested to work with you because they can depend on you on crisis.:angryfire
last year I was one of the leading members in opening our 4 bed Post Cardiac surgery ICU when have done alot of successful cases so far only 2 death since we opened in March 2008 .
Any how now I am well known Critical care Nurse in our hospital and I am BLS instructor cerified by the AHA teaching aswell wroking as a shift in charge most of the time ACLS and PALS Provider and I got it all from our mix ICU which has PICU, Medical, Surgical, orthopedic and Gyn cases. I am on the spot to become ATLS instructor and be part of the Trauma team and disaster team.
My advise to you is to begin by the Mixed ICU first then Narrow your long term specialization to Cardiac nursing.