I have been a frequent reader of this great forum. I am about to graduate with my BSN this December. I have been interviewing and talking to recruiters on the phone, but they all tell me that they only want to hire a new grad into the ICU if they are are currently a patient care tech. I am in St. Louis and never thought I would have this problem because of all the hospitals in the area. Any suggestions? I really want to get directly into an ICU. I have shadowed a few times in a SICU and CTICU and loved it!