From general pediatrics to adult ICU

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Hello all. I am a newish nurse, one year of experience on a general pediatric floor (8 months was on a surgical-trauma) and have always been interested in working critical care, I worked on a general icu as a pct in school and loved it! I have also learned this 1 year as a nurse, that I did not know nearly as much as a I thought I did, when I became an RN. I am interviewing at a level 1 hospital in Dallas and know that the recruiter will ask which icu specialty I want. Even though I am sure that working critical care is what I want for my future aspirations, I am scared to make the switch. I have never dealt with a lot of the disease processes that adults generally come with and will have to refresh big time! Do you think that I am setting myself up for failure by switching from gen peds to adult icu with only 1 year of experience and having never worked with adults as an RN?

Wolf at the Door, BSN

Specializes in ICU. Has 11 years experience. 1,045 Posts

do you have an interest in picu or peds cvicu?