Could be a great place to work
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Brandon, FL – July 25, 2016
This has all the makings of a good place to work. But time and time again, nursing are let down by Senior Management. Staff ratios have increased, while additional duties have been added. It has become commonplace to have no CNC off care or so swamped with management duties and are unable to pitch in. There has also a huge trend toward only hiring new grads, either through their Star RN program where they get 3 months training plus 6 weeks orientation with a commitment. Or 3 months orientation for regular new grads. Consequently as time has gone on. The floors are basically running on brand new nurses. Experienced RN's are becoming rare, new grads aren't getting the information they need and added to the current patient ratios are struggling. As it is the first job & very stressful, they don't tend to stay more than a year. Then the whole cycle starts over. I have seen new grads orientating newer grads. Consequently standards have fallen. Experienced nurses have become burned out from the consequent double duty of being a nurse teacher plus managing a full load of patients. I enjoy working with the many hard working and great nurses and CNA's. Benefits have declined too with higher copays and deductibles.
Salary raises are small. There has been a lot of expansion over the past few years. It is a pity that despite saying they appreciate the nursing staff, the continue to ignore their concerns and suggestions.
Modern facility, computer access in private rooms, some good managers.
Frequently leave 1-2 hours late. Stressful. Lack of genuine improvement when issues are raised.