Pros: great co-workers, personal growth, perks of working at a teaching hospital.
Cons: not enough staff.
A typical day: Fast paced, high turn over, patient admissions and discharges. Multiple patient procedures, either it be pre-op or post-op. Direct care of patient's and families needs. Patient and family education: ie: diabetes, congestive heart failure, anti-coagulation, stroke, high blood pressure, coumadin,hip replacements, open heart surgery etc. Along with this also, collaberation with the health care team to facilitate discharge planning, home health and other discharge needs.