I am about to graduate a second degree accelerated program. I have been offered a position on a Neuro ICU floor at a lesser known hospital, and I have been offered a position on a general med-surg floor at an amazing university hospital. Both positions offer roughly the same beginning wages and hours, but ICU has always been where I wanted to work. The staff and management of the ICU are amazing and they really want me there. The floor is absolutely amazing! I completed my transitions there, and learned more in 150 hours then my entire program. I do not know much about the people on the med-surg outside of being introduced to the staff. At the university hospital there is a great opprotunities for education and career advancement I am afraid I will not find on the ICU floor. My main concern is this... Is there more opprotunity of an ICU floor at a little known level 2 hospital or at the level 1 university hospital on the med-surg floor? Which would be best for future advancement?
Dec 27, '12
I don't have the rich ICU/MS experience of others on here, but I would choose the Neuro ICU floor.
Dec 27, '12
Do ICU, if thats where you'll be happy! With ur Icu experience I think you could get a medsurg job later on at that university hospital.
Jan 1, '13
ICU!! Sounds like you'd get a very helpful & friendly environment and the experience you'd need to transition to a different ICU at any other hospital down the road.
Jan 29, '13
ICU is the best place to start, you will learn SO much and be "marketable" to transition anywhere after that based on your ICU experience!
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