New grads are having trouble right now due to the fact that the Augusta area has a lot of nursing schools
. That being said, it doesn't appear to me that it is a problem with experienced nurses.
MCG has some great ICUs
Doctors has a great burn ICU
University has a med/surg and neuro ICU, a NICU, and the cardiac towers. In that part of the hospital, the rooms are designed so that when a patient becomes critical or no longer is critical, they stay in the same room. So the nurses work as either a telemetry nurse or a cardiac ICU nurse.
Trinity has one small ICU. It's kind of a catch all. If patients are too critical they will transfer out to other hospitals.
I know nothing about the VA Hospital other than there are two...an "updown" and the "downtown" VA.
We also have Select Specialty Hospital. I wouldn't want to work there, but some do. In addition to an ICU, they also have vented patients on the regular floor. Most people are there for the pay. I hear they are the highest paying in the area.
Wish I could help more. Good luck to you both!!