Hello! I graduated from a university December 2011 and started right off as a graduate nurse in ICU; took my boards in Feb, passed, and became an RN. I learned that the ICU was just not the place for me. There were also lot of management and safety issues that I did not agree with. After about a month of thinking I decided to leave, I did put in a 2wk notice. I decided to take some time and think about what would suit me. I have been off now for a while and looking for jobs although job market here is few and far between and tough! It is all about who you know! Luckily my best friend is a nurse and she was able to help me get an interview with her manager. It is at the same hosiptal I was at before but different unit, not ICU, and different manager. I know that she will ask me my reasons for leaving. I want to be honest and up front with her, but I don't want my honesty to sound like I can't handle a nursing job. ICU was just not a good fit for me. And I didn't like that they made us take on 3 ICU patients right out of orientation and we only trained with 2. Is it wrong to say that I decided to take time away to examine things and think about where would be a good fit for me? I really need to land this job and I believe it would be a good learning experience. It is on an oncology/med-surg unit if you all are wondering. Any help is really appreciated! Thanks to all!