I'm in a new grad program at a level 1 trauma center for ICU nurses that takes me through the MICU, SICU, BICU, C/PICU, and ER over a 7 month period. After the 7 months (and successful completion of the academic and clinical requirements and evaluations), I have the option of choosing to interview and work in one of these clinical areas. I know I plan on being a flight nurse in the next 4-7 years, so I'm wondering if there is a specific ICU that I should really shoot for? Most of the patients that are flighted into the hospital I work for go straight to the SICU (car crashed, GSW, etc) so does that mean I should be set on working in the SICU after my residency? Or is an ICU nurse an ICU nurse, with skills that can be brought to the table regardless of what unit I find myself working in? I guess I'm trying to say, that if a nurse with MICU, CPICU or BICU experience is running up against a nurse with equal SICU experience for a flight RN position, would the SICU nurse be favored (or have the upper hand) since a high volume of flighted patients are traumatic injuries? Thanks for your help!