I recently accepted a new job and am super excited, partially because of the higher salary and partially because it's time to try something new. I truly enjoy 99% of the people I work with but I also truly enjoy being able to pay my bills, so this move will be a good thing (I hope). I'm absolutely terrified of being an ICU nurse (even though I occasionally have ICU patient's where I am now) mainly because I will have to manage a critical care patient for 12 whole hours (that's a lot people- I get the pleasure of sending most patients out whenever there's a room available). Those 12 hours also include interacting with the patient's family, the attending (holy crap- no residents to depend on???), the various services providing for that patient, and an entirely new group of coworkers.