I agree with the other posters...go there first, observe the staff in action. I would even go so far as to ask if you could tour the unit with another staff nurse or something for 30-45 minutes. I had a horrible experience in my first job, too, and when I went to interview on other units, the very first thing I did was ask to walk around with another nurse to get a feel for the unit. The nm's honored my request, and I took a job on a unit that made me VERY happy. Also ask about things like rn to pt. ratios, how assignments are made, scheduling (I prefer self-scheduling), and maybe even see if you can be introduced to a few of the docs. And, as another poster said, TRUST YOUR GUT. One thing I've learned is that more often than not, that little voice that speaks up and tells you something's not quite right is often correct, and ignoring it can be bad. Be on high alert, keep your eyes and ears open, especially for conversations happening around the unit. In fact, I would suggest that if you have time, go to some units now and see if you can 'take a tour.' Tell the nm you're going to graduate soon, and are just interested in checking out various units you may want to interview for. That way, you can practice your 'homing' skills and will have a better idea what to watch for when you're going on a 'real' interview. Good luck!!