I am an ER Charge nurse. I briefly worked in ICU but enjoyed ER more. I REALLY love what I do but would like to move more into management. I have thouroughly enjoyed being a charge nurse and work with an excellent administrative team at my hospital. The nurse manager position in the ER won't be avail for a LONG time however, the ICU nurse manager position is open. I am not so much concerned about my ability to manage as much as I am about the differences in departments. ICU nurses have different toys/equip, different meds, different lots of things
.... I know the 2 day shift Charge nurses in ICU but they started in ICU when they had just graduated and haven't worked anywhere else. Also, the Director over this ICU is experienced but new to the job. I hear she's really pretty good.
Anyone reading worked both and have an opinoin. Any Managers have an opinion about switching departments?