I transferred to float pool after almost 4 years bedside including 2 years in the ICU. I'm not sure I would fare well working in every unit of the hospital (excluding L&D and surgery) if I did not have that background. I would say it depends on the orientation and educational opportunities offered. At my hospital, float pool means we work in every unit. We are full time employees that are paid more than 10 dollars an hour extra for working float pool. So the advantages are that my check looks great, I know where most supplies can be found in the hospital, I get to meet many new people, and I'm building a great resume. I do believe that I might have made some serious errors by now without 4 years of nursing experience. Again, with a great orientation and some awesome coworkers, perhaps I could make it as a new grad, I don't know. Maybe float pool doesn't float to the critical care areas in your hospital. You can always try it out, and if you're not comfortable with your orientation, you can resign, or ask to be assigned to one unit only.