Hello all, I am going to be a new grad nurse this may and am applying to different critical care jobs in my area. I really wanted CVICU because I thought that area would give me the best knowledge of hemodynamics and allow me to think about physiology and the science part of nursing. That unit wasnt able to take any more new grads but I was offered an interview for the Neuro ICU. The facility is a level I trauma center. The breif description of the unit given to me by the HR person was that "Oh well they care for people with CVA's and things like that but they also handle the traumas." That's about all I got. Would a unit like this provide good cardiac experience as well? Do Neuro ICU's do swans, IABPs, etc? I am trying to research it the best I can to get a feel for what type of patients they would have but really dont get anything too direct. Besides the hemodynamic monitoring what else could you tell me about the care of patients in Neuro ICUs? Any info about what you do at your facility would be great. Thanks!