Float Pool always gave me a different atmosphere to work in every day.
Pros: rotating to different floors and getting to make my own schedule.
Cons: rn's have a hard time getting a full break, and some floors the staff did not work well as a team.
Assess patients, then start med pass, dressing changes, charting. Would have to discharge and admit patients. Learned different things on each floor. Management was different on each floor. Some nurse managers would come to work in scrubs, and help if they could, and others would never come out of their offices. Some co-workers would work as teams, and other floors would leave you to your own patients. The hardest part of the job was not knowing a floor well, if you had not worked it much. The most enjoyable part was getting to know everyone in the hospital and getting to learn new things on different floors.