Pros: direct 'hands-on' patient care, interaction with patients & doctors
Cons: some nurses did not work well as a team; staffing / administration / management
Extremely fast-paced, extremely hard, yet rewarding, work. Frequent, heavy pt turnover (admissions / discharges) in a very short period of time. For the past few years, the Charge Nurse has to take a full load of 5 patients, and is still responsible for the whole floor.