I am a CCRN-CSC who worked in our CICU for 8 years and left due to issues on my unit (staff, management, etc). I have spent the last year and a half doing clinical research. This is not for me. Good experience and all, but not my cup of tea. Anyway, the CICU is still having issues and I just applied to NP school. So I am thinking of applying to the ER for more experience, but I am really nervous, expecially about the kids. I have 10 years of critical care experience, none of it pedi. My question is, has anyone else out there done this? Is it a good move for school? Will I be okay with the kids? This is a really busy ER at a level 1 trauma center. They see it all. It could be a great experience. I love cardiac, especially cardiac surgery, but I crave something new. Please give me your thoughts. I really appreciate it!