I have been following this community for awhile, but I have finally decided to join! I currently work in a large urban hospital on a 51 bed CT Surgery and Interventional Telemtry Unit. It's basically a cardiac step down unit. Anyways, I have been working there since July 2012. I want to eventually transition into an ICU possibly at the end of the year (By then I'll have 1.5 years experience).
My question: How long is orientation in an ICU for an experienced nurse (and by experienced I simply mean not a new grad straight from school). How would this orientation differ from my orientation as a new grad?