Cons: no lunch was very common; almost expected
I worked in the CV ICU for over 2 years straight out of college. A typical day included monitoring, assessing, administering medications to 2-3 CV ICU patients, typically 3 patients. I collaborated with other nurses, management, physicians, and case management. Management as far as Charge Nurses were very present and helpful. However the Head Manager was hardly ever seen and acted extremely ungrateful even if you had been running all day with no lunch break. My co-workers were amazing and very helpful unless everyone has 3 patient assignments. The hardest part of the job was finding help to turn, clean up patients, and boost patients up in bed. The most enjoyable part was working with a population of patients that typically recovered from their surgery.