1. All right you experienced nurses. those of you that have done both ICU and ER. Which did you like better? Which would you recommend for a new grad?!
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  3. by   TazziRN
    ER, but I'm biased.
  4. by   LadyT618
    I say if you're a fast paced type of person and the hospital provides a comprehensive orientation, go straight for the ER. I personally went straight for ICU. I may try ER later on.
  5. by   mced
    I have found them to be equally fun pending that the ICU you work in utilizes a large amount of toys and encourages autonomous behavior. Skills will be fine-tuned faster working in an ED, but I believe that critical thinking and an understanding of why things happen are mastered in an aggressive ICU.