About 11 months or so ago I started my dream job as a new-grad RN in a high-risk OB/L&D unit. I absolutely love my work as I get to help the sickest of the sick moms deliver their babies safely, and get to circulate some pretty interesting cases in our OR's.
However....it seems I'm getting the 11-month itch, and now want to switch to some type of ICU. I guess I'm envisioning even sicker patients and even more adrenaline pumping days in the ICU (is this realistic?) But most of all, I'm envisioning a change in scenery and a whole new set of skills and knowledge (and the steep learning curve that comes with it)
1.) Am I nuts, or have you also ever felt the new-grad itch?
2.) Is ICU even an option for me? Will employers want me to complete some form of critical care training course before even applying?
Thanks for your interest.
(FYI - I work in a major academic medical center in Northern California)