I worked In the ICU. I wanted to be a CRNA before I even started nursing school. I knew I needed ICU experience but I couldn’t get hired into a med surg floor as a new grad (no experience). After 5 months I found an outpatient infusion center and took the job immediately.
The hours are so much better, if you have a problem pt/family member you aren’t stuck with them for 12 hours, mich less stress on the body, pts are mostly independent and you get to actually talk to and get to know your pts. Less charting, more thank you’s.. the list goes on.