I've been a practicing nurse for almost a year and pretty much settled in now. Not as many questions to ask, I help out the new nurses, try to deal with the politics of my hospital, and hope the previous shift did not leave me with a mess. I am still learning from day-to-day, but med-surg is not where I see myself at this point. I do not want to rush out of of MS, but the ICU is where I see myself long term... when I get the chance to take care of a more acutely ill patient, I love it. So interesting, well until they are transferred out. That is where MS stinks, you have the patient you are trying to keep stable before they are transferred, discharging one home who needs to be taught how to do dressing changes, getting a post-op, while two others throw up, and one can't pee. Currently, I work in an average sized community hospital on a surgical/medical/tele unit... our intermediate care is small (7 beds), and our ICU has 12 beds I believe. We must first train in intermediate care in order to get to the ICU and from what I understand this will take at least a few years due to our size. I truly like the hospital, my coworkers, hours, pay could be better (but I did not become a nurse for the pay), and not want to leave.I am starting by BSN this year, as it seems to be the trend, plus I will need it for furthering my education. So what to do? Those who have been in my shoes or similar I would love to hear your thoughts. To wait or not to wait?