Hi all .... after reading a lot of these posts I see that I am not the only one who isn't happy ... I graduated 2 months ago from an accelerated BSN program and accepted a job in an ICU that has all kinds of patients but specializes in Neuro patients ... I worked in a Pedi unit during school and loved it but do not live in the same area so that is not an option ... there are many things I don't like about my job now (****** nurses, being expected to do things I have no idea why, not being enrolled in any ICU specific classes, etc) but the main thing is the fact that we are keeping people alive for what? .... It is the same moral/ethical situation that I had with the NICU ... what willl the quality of life be for some of these people if they survive .... my original reason for taking this job is because I would like to work in the Pedi ICU but my hospital wants me to have at least 1 year of experience in adult ICU experience then they will cross train me .... but I am wondering if 1 year of being miserable and scared that I am terribly unsafe is worth it? .... I am afraid to leave and go to another unit that sucks too ... I guess I would also have swallow my pride a little by not working in the "esteemed" ICU ... I wish I could spend a day in the Pedi Med/Surg floor to see if the grass is truly greener on the other side .... I would love to hear from you all to see what you think?!?!