I guess I'm an odd ball as I didnt want ICU. I'm about 6 months into my first RN job in the ICU and desperately want out. I only accepted it because of the economy and how hard it was for new grads to get jobs. But my gut told me before starting that I wasnt ready for the ICU environment. Drips, vents, trachs, having to be assigned to codes as well as your own patients, total pt care, etc. Being on night shift, I dont feel I have the resources available to me like day shift new grads to really learn because I never see the docs. Also with ICU I get no delegation experience, no techs for help. Although u can work up to to be charge. As of now I'm trying to stick with this job for a year and transfer out. However, there are so many new grads in my ICU and a lot of them do exceptionally well. So it's doable if you have that desire and motivation. For me I just dont like this area, but who knows I may revisit it down the road.