I can relocate anywhere, but how do I avoid accepting a position on an ICU floor that doesn't mentor well or has insufficient experience levels for me to grow quickly and practice safely? I would also love a position that had a graduate nursing program nearby.I am a novice RN (15 months) on my second tele floor. The new grad program & preceptorship was ok. Before I hit my first year I was transferred to a different unit for staffing reasons. The new unit planned to provide me 3-4 weeks working along side my mentor to learn about the different pt conditions and the much higher acuities the unit receives. I only received 2 shifts before my mentor left; everyone else is already assigned a novice. I'm told I'm doing very well and they trust I'll transition fine.Recently several of the ICU RNs have been on their rotation to our floor and expressed that I am diligent, careful and observant and would make a great ICU RN, but to go somewhere else for my 1st ICU assignment as our ICU is new grad and novice heavy.I am starving for a mentor that can help me understand things I see during my shift, versus days later after studying on UpToDate (I'd be lost without that resource), and would love access to medical staff (day RNs have learned much more than those of us on nights) . I love to learn, and I love complex problems.I investigated my first position, it sound good, looked well thought out, it wasn't until it was too late that I learned the preceptors received limited training (1 3 hr meeting) and the remainder was power-points and check boxes w/o time to assimilate the knowledge - and I'm a very fast learner. I must become an exceptional RN, the kind I'd want my family to have. I have seen the difference it can make when a patient isn't doing well. Surely there is someplace where the floor turnover isn't 40-70% a year?