Switching from a speciality to med-surg during orientation?


Has anyone else decided to switch from the area you were hired for (critical care) to med-surg during orientation? I have come to realize I am not ready to work critical care, I need a more solid nursing foundation, so I asked to switch. Just curious if anyone else bit off more than they can chew for their first nursing job.

I just graduated, so I haven't done it myself, but there was a nurse who started out in ICU new grad and came down to the floor I was working (Telemetry) because it was too much. It totally makes sense, and she's been doing really well in telemetry. ICU sounds like a totally overwhelming place to start IMO.