I have been a nurse for just over 3 yrs & thought it'd be a good idea to get some critical care experience, especially since I am considering an MSN/GNP program next yr. I picked neuro rather than CT/CV, MICU, or SICU b/cI have experience w/ this pt population from a previous job in an inpatient rehab unit. I didn't think it would be a piece of cake by any means, however, I was not prepared for this. I realize I'll have good & bad days no matter what I do, but I'm having more bad days than good & I've been here for 2 months. I don't want to leave the unit, as I think critical care experience (especially at this particular hospital) will look great on my resume & provide great opportunities to learn. Any advice &/or survival tips from seasoned neuro ICU nurses?