Pros: good chance for varied experience, residents are great
Cons: petty staff, don, no support from management or hr
Always expect to work short staffed. When it was brought up to the DON, I was told " Deal with it. Welcome to nursing." DON micromanages entire facility. She is disrespectful to staff, even to the point of doing so in front of other staff, families and residents. She has personally over rode Doctor's orders resulting in serious harm to residents. Unfortunately, she is undergoing personal health issues and takes her anger out on those around her.
Many of staff are extremely petty and actually work against each other. It is every nurse for themselves. Each individual shift is a clique and it is rare for one to help another, but their are exceptions. They seem to be rewarded for doing so. Call outs are constant resulting in short staffing at last minute. Basically, people do not want to work there under the circumstances. Many quit on the spot.
There are many long term residents there that make the job enjoyable. They can see first hand some of the things I listed as issues, and because of that, they not only sympathize with their caregivers, but they are really appreciative of the good care they get when they receive it. They were the only part of the facility I truly miss.