I was suprised to find that there is no little PACU thread going out there:) I just passed my NCLEX last week, and got a job starting september in the PACU. I was advised of the med-surg in college, the same as everyone else. But I LOVE critical care and knew that it was where I needed to be. I have a six month orientation, a full month in the classroom, and couldn't be more excited. Any words from the wise?? What are the most challenging aspects of the PACU, how can I mentally prepare myself for them? What attitude should I take as a new grad on such a challenging floor? I'm worried about coming off as either too aggressive or too passive. Anyway, let me know if your out there:) I would greatly appreciate it.