Advantage: one pt at a time. The feeling of fixing they're problems. 99% of the time it's a very controlled environment, even in emergencies very rarely do I feel overwhelmed unlike the ward where one little hiccup can stuff your whole shift up.
Disadvantages: long delays sometimes. Sometimes I feel like I'm losing some of my nursing skills but as one nurse told me "you can put a or nurse back on the floor and they'll survive but you can't throw a floor nurse in to the or".