I'm currently a 2nd semester nursing student and I just got a call back this morning for an externship I applied for over the summer. The good news is that I got accepted! Unfortunately I didn't get SICU/MICU as I have requested.... I got offered an Orthopedics opening. I was upset for a little bit, but after reading postings on the Ortho Nurses forum I'm a bit happier, ortho nurses seem to really love their job! I know I'm new and I should be happy to be exposed to any type of experience but I really want to be a SICU nurse in the future. I told the nurse recruiter that I would accept the position because I want to gain experience but would also love to be open to other options if they're available. She emailed me back a little bit ago telling me that their ortho units is basically spine, knee and hip surgery. She also told me that there might be an opening for Oncology and IMC surgical stepdown unit and will let me know once she knows for certain. So my question is, what unit should I chose? I know that none of them will be anything close to a SICU experience but which one would you say is the CLOSEST to it? I'm pretty much scratching oncology off my list but I just want to be certain. I have no idea what to expect from an IMC unit.