The time has come for me to select a preceptorship location with my school and I seem to be having an issue with locking something definitive down. Of my rotations I enjoyed both the work and populations within the burn icu and picu/nicu the most. I selected these locations for preceptorships and am getting nearer the time in which i must choose one.
I enjoy the level of trauma that is involved with the burn icu as well as the pain management and overall physiology involved as there is much a nurse can offer and do to help (not to mention the psychosocial aspect of this unit).
However, the picu is a largely diverse population which requires different tactics for the different developmental groups for each age range. This allows me to work with infants-young adults and different disease processes that affect this population specifically.
Does anyone have any advice for choosing or has anyone had a similar dilemma with these choices? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!