Pros: wonderful supportive staff, providing patient-centered care, always an opportunity to pick up extra shifts hospital-wide for extra money
Cons: short breaks, low compensation, lack of family-friendliness or single parents, high insurance rates with little coverage
Floor nurses work 12-hour shifts. If needed, any RN can be pulled to any other floor or unit, provided he or she was the necessary basic qualifications (i.e. a med-surg nurse usually cannot get pulled to CCU because she is not trained in ACLS, critical care, or cardiac monitoring). CCMC is a tobacco-free hospital - some managers enforce this rule more – more... than others.
Co-workers are wonderful, everybody helps everybody and there usually is excellent team work.
Compensation could be better and is better in areas not too far away. From a managerial perspective, there is not a lot of concern for the nursing staff or their needs. There are 3 nursing schools in the area (and 2 hospitals). However, most managers will support the nurses in physician-nurse conflicts. – less