I graduated with my BSN from an accredited program. I was fortunate enough to find a job in an ICU that gave me 16 weeks of orientation with classes on critical care nursing.I have worked for 2 1/2 years and I love my job. The problem is I am moving from a 32 bed ICU that sees all types of patients (except neuro and trauma) to a much larger city. Larger hospitals often have specialty ICU's so I will have to decide what interests me the most. I love working with doctors who value the nurse's opinion. I also love working with a really sick patient. The twelve hour shift flies by when I am busy. Anyone want to tell me what they love about their critical care unit?
Apr 15, '14
Learning something new everyday. Opportunities to make a difference through committee work. Rapport with the HCT. Fast pace. Advocating for the patient. Seeing patients through a difficult time. All the things nursing is about.