Today I had my first rotation on the ICU. I had kind of decided that the ICU wasn’t for me, that there wasn’t enough going on to satisfy my need for speed like the Emergancy Department or Trauma would.
Suprisingly enough, I really, really liked it! You have a lot of autonomy and you know so much about your patient and the patient to nurse ratio is 2:1. I have definatly decided to rethink my position on being an ICU nurse. Since FMH and Shady Grove both hire new graduate nurses, I could theoretically work at either place. I still am leaning towards working in the Shady Grove ED because they have a Peds Emergency Department as well, and I’d love to cross specialize.
Only fourteen more weeks to go until graduation!!