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Experience before PICU

Zooky124 Zooky124 (New) New


I am going to be graduating in May with my BSN and my goal is to end up in PICU one day! I was wondering if anyone with experience had any advice. I would like to get some experience before moving to PICU, so would you recommend an adult med/surg or a general peds floor?

Any advice is much appreciated!!

Huh? Why would you think adult med/surg will help you if you want to work with children? I don't understand your post. It is pretty clear what the answer is.


Specializes in NICU.

I would look at pedi, preferably at a hospital that also has a PICU. I know that in some nursing programs you'll get a lot of encouragement from faculty to only start in adult M/S, but I don't think that's always the best route for a person interested in a specialty area, particularly with how common nurse residency programs are these days to support new grads or specialty-changing nurses.

Okayy awesome

Yes they do encourage adult med/surg, that is why I was wondering

Thank you for your response!

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology.

Zooky124, did you do a scan of the topics in this forum? Lots of others have asked similar questions and gotten some very good advice. Take a look, you might find exactly the information you're looking for.


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