I went straight into ER with 5 other new grads, and only 2 of us made it past 1 year. I know there is a LOT of knowledge and experience to be gained in floor nursing, and I don't think it's terrible by any means. I tremendously enjoyed my med-surg clinicals in school, but the offer I got for the ER worked out better for my circumstances at the time. My best recommendation if you do decide to go for a specialty is to find out everything you can about the orientation process and make sure it will be as effective as possible for you. I was very fortunate in mine in that it lasted about 6 months with weekly classes in addition to our time on the floor. Ask as many questions as you can think of, and talk to as many people as you can.