In my facility all of the units are a specialty. Even the med/surg units, for instance we have a Neuro/Neurosurg unit, HemOnc, Ortho/Trauma, Cardiac, General Surgery, GI/Transplant all as individual units. There is no area in my facility where a new grad could start that isn't a "specialty". To say that new grads shouldn't be in the ED seems absurd to me as I know ED nurses who could not make it on some of these med/surg units. Would it be a good fit for all new grads, absolutely not, but some of these other units wouldn't either. New grads need support and someone willing to educate and train them. More and more schools are focusing on Nursing Theory and less on actual nursing skills through no fault of the students, which unfortunately leaves it up to their employer to teach them how to actually be a nurse.