Leaving ICU to Where?????


For the nurses who leave the ICU...what areas do u go into.. Most nurses I know go to the PACU. Any other areas?


32 Posts

Specializes in ED, LTC, ICU.

My friend left a community hospital ICU for an IMC in a large teaching hospital .She loves it!

miss81, BSN, RN

342 Posts

Specializes in Surgery, Tele, OB, Peds,ED-True Float RN. Has 8 years experience.

My husband left ICU to work as a critical care nurse with Oil companies and on the Ferries... he really likes it so far! I work Surgery and OB, so I guess that's not really an option for me unless the guys in the Oil Rigs are in Labor or just had their appendix out... haha

Specializes in ICU, nutrition. Has 7 years experience.

I went from ICU to nutrition support, so did the other two nurses on my team.

Some of my friends went to cath lab, surgery, PACU, cardiac rehab, hospice...

A few went to graduate school to become CRNAs and NPs.


2,438 Posts

PACU, Cath Lab, ED, Medical Response/Rapid Response, advanced practice.


19 Posts

Specializes in BICU, STICU, SICU, CCU, NSICU, CTICU.... Has 6 years experience.

Leave the ICU why on earth would you want to do that :D!

most of the ICU RN's where I work seem to move onto CRNA or ACNP

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ghillbert, MSN, NP

3,796 Posts

Specializes in CTICU. Has 27 years experience.

I left ICU to go to a medical device manufacturer as a clinical educator/medical affairs manager.

I then went back to ICU for a while.

Now I work for the transplant team, closely with the ICU team. Studying to be an ACNP.

diane227, LPN, RN

1,941 Posts

Specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg. Has 32 years experience.

I did one year of med surg, two years of critical care in my prep for eventual transfer into emergency nursing. And that was all I did for almost my entire career and emergency nursing will always be my first love.

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