I have lead the role as an RN in pediatric psych, palliative care and also med-surg/tele. My favorite RN role was in child psych, but I have always wanted to work in the ICU. I apply all over and in turn again, I am denied. I feel as though the field of nursing is discriminating at times to experienced RN's. Why is it that hospitals will welcome a new graduate into the ICU before they will hire someone with experience? I am very open to learn. I have a BSN and I am ACLS/BLS/PALS cert. What is the catch here?? I went through RN school with hopes and dreams of becoming an ICU RN, and still have yet to accomplish that dream. Right now, I really feel like hanging up my dream and calling my career as an RN a job in the past. I really need some insight on what my next step has to be to making myself an ICU team member.