I did med/surg for a little over 2 years and it was a great learning experience. A lot of hard work & dedication. However I cannot picture myself doing this forever. I have always had an interest in critical care so thats what I am doing next. I don't think I would be as prepared for this next step if it weren't for my med/surg background. Med/surg nurses do it all (this can be good and bad) and are very well rounded. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for them. But I was beginning to feel burnt out. I want to be able to focus on one or two patients and do an excellent job as opposed to feeling burnt out or worn down from staying late (w/o pay) making sure all my patients are settled for the next shift, last minute orders are carried out, loose ends are tied up, giving a good report, very thorough charting etc. Or the other option being leaving on time, but doing a less than stellar job and losing sleep over it.