I have been in the PICU in connecticut for the past 6 months, I transitioned from the adult world to the pediatric world and still do both, but LOVE my kidders much more than my adults. We are an 18 bed unit that takes med/surg, cardiac,neuro,and trauma so a lil bit of everything. We have some 36hr nurses and some 40 with the option of picking up extra as we still have a few positions to be filled. We have A LOT of new nurses, there are times when the most experienced nurse, besides the resource nurses, only has 2-3 years of experience. However, we are really growing and making great strides in pt care. Our pt care ratios are usually 2 pts to one nurse, unless we have a sick cardiac or very serious kiddo then they are 1:1, occasionally we will triple our lil ones that are heading out to the floor or are chronic vents that need vent checks and daily care.