I went into CCU as a new grad, and I just finished orientation last week. I feel I'm doing well so far...being I have tons of support on the unit I'm in.
Some of the reasons I chose to do so:
I wanted something challenging, and I felt ICU would be something I'd consider to be so.
I am considering CRNA school someday.
I love focusing on 2 pts, I, personally, feel I am able to provide better and more holistic care for 2 pts than for 5-7.
I feel like I really make a difference when I can be there to support and help the pts and their families get through some (what could be) the most difficult time they've ever encountered.
Those are just a few reasons coming to mind at the moment. Critical care is just something that is very interesting to me. Hence I love searching for info, asking questions, gaining any and all experiences when possible.
I love it!