Pros: 3 days a week, great people to work with, learned so much!
Cons: 12 hour days, weekends and holidays, and recently decrease in teamwork and employees.
A typical day at work would be arriving at 6:30, having 5-6 patients (trauma/post operative patients) who had lots of pain management/control issues. Lunch would not be till 2 or 3 pm if you had time to take one, and after giving report I usually didn't leave till 7:30-8:00 pm. I learned incredible amounts of information about working with people, patients, – more... doctors ect. I started out as a new grad on the floor and stayed there 4 years and grew to love it. I am just looking for a change. I am going back to school (FNP) in January 2013 and need a schedule a little less hectic and better hours. I am looking for part time and preferably not still working the floor. I am ready to learn new things and try something new to expand my knowledge as a nurse. I am up for anything! – less