Hi all, thank you for reading this and please give me your honest opinion. I have been an RN for almost 2 years. I currently work on a very busy step-down cardiac floor. We do cardiac drips, heart cath, blah, blah, blah. I have always wanted to become an ICU nurse, I'd love to take care of all the Post CABG patients. I didn't want to start out in ICU because I wanted to obtain my med-surg skills first. I'm organized, quick on my feet, good critical thinking skills, etc. I love my job, I just need more of a challenge and I'm hoping to start advanced cardiac NP school this fall, or at least next year. Any advice would be helpful. I was thinking of shadowing in the ICU on my days off, I'd like to see what it is like first. I'm scared, I've heard good and bad things about ICU. However, on my floor people don't like floating to because of the intense cardiac patients. I feel quite comfortable on my floor, I have established a good foundation. I feel it's time to move on. I'm getting sick of taking care of 6 patients at once, we lost at least half of our staff that had over 20 years experience. Now I feel it's time for me to move. What are some of your thoughts?