I'm a new nursing graduate, and I'm in the process of interviewing for a PICU position and a peds CVICU position. Initially, I was PICU all the way, but after interviewing in the CVICU, I'm also very drawn to this unit as well. I'm torn. Has anyone out there been in a similar situation? Any light to shed on the pros/cons of working in each unit? I'd like to eventually go back to school to become an NP or a CNS, and I'm worried about being pigeonholed if I work in a CVICU. Are all of the patients similar in the CVICU? Which unit is more challenging?
Thank you so much for any advice/insight!!