I have been nursing for 3 years and am at a cross roads of needing to make a change. My skills have been varied from ortho, oncology, and telemetry. I am very much wanting to make a change and are seriously trying to find my nitch. I am ready to focus on a more complex speicalty but would love to hear to feedback on ER and ICU nursing.
I know I am excited (and yas scared but a good tingly kind of scared) of the ER and it's fast pace. I know I would love the diversity and a whole new day every day atmosphere of complex care and skills required.
ICU patients require lots of tasks, knowledge and skill that I find intriguing, but one big downer, there is little to no dialogue from the patient and I would very much miss that kind of feeedback.
Could I get some of the pluses and minuses of ideas from my colleagues on the pleasures and draw backs in deciding these two different fields? Please? Thank you for your input in advance!