Hi everyone! I am starting in SICU/MICU (I work at a 400 bed community hospital with a level II trauma center) in about 3 weeks and am both excited and nervous about it- more nervous though
I am not a new grad (although I still feel that way somtimes), I graduated 3 years ago and most of my experience is ER. I am not a "new nurse" but I still feel new. I feel sort of caught-in-the-middle. I understand that the ER is a totally different animal from the ICU and that is where most of my concern comes from. I will get about 2-3 weeks orientation; I will ask for more time if needed, but I don't want them to think I can't handle it. I just want to be the best critical care nurse I can be. I plan to jump in there and do and see as much as possible, and I will ask lots of questions. I hope that I am cut out for this. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.