I've been in level IV for about 5 years. Everywhere I've oriented, we did level 2 orientation for 6 weeks, then high acuity orientation for 12 weeks. The orientee assignment takes the sickest babies, no exceptions. I think if that's were your case, you'd be less bored. A childrens hospital NICU might also give you more of the activity you crave. But, in general, NICU will rarely ever be as fast paced as an adult ICU. If you want action and pace, consider reaching out to the adult ICUs. Ask if you can pick up extra shifts in the NICU to help out and fulfill your cuddle cravings or if you can remain as a cuddler.