I agree with Lisa.fnp about not stopping at a BSN. If you continue on for an MSN with a focus in either education, informatics or nurse practioner then it will mean less lifting very heavy patients, less bending over, less worn out knees, less worn out shoulders, less working long hours during the day, less back pain.....basically less wear and tear on your body. This is just my opinion but nursing at the bedside may be too much of a physical hardship for you. I've worked in the ICU, PACU, and the ER. If you still have an interest in nursing at the bedside, then maybe the PACU would be the right fit for you. I've known quite a few ICU nurses who love working in the PACU...not that it's not work but when patients come from the OR they already have an IV, foley, etc. Less stuff that you have to do as a nurse. The patient recovers and moves on either being discharged home or to a room. I wish you all the best.