Just a quick question: I understand that "Critical" care means ICU, PICU, SICU, MICU, etc., but does "Acute" care simply mean any non-ICU hospital work as opposed to e.g., a nursing home, ambulatory surgery, health clinic? I have this question due to a job listing that states "Medical-Surgical Floor: One year ACUTE care experience REQUIRED and CRITICAL care experience PREFERRED." What type of position is this??? If it's a "true" med-surg floor, it makes no sense to look for CRITICAL CARE experience...perhaps this is a "Step-Down" Floor?? OR: is the market for RNs so difficult for nurses that hospitals can start demanding--and getting---a CRITICAL care RN for a med-surg position?? Thanks for helping me figure this out!