The atmosphere was that of a family with co-workers and residents.
Pros: working for a company with good business ethics.
Cons: working for a company that burdened us with redundant paperwork, and regulations above and beyond what the state and federal government requires.
I often would teach 4-8 hours a day, and otherwise I was upgrading teaching material, gathering information on infection control, assisting the floor nurses with IVs, blood draws and so forth. I got to know some residents very well, bacause they were there for years and that was very rewarding. I got along well with my management and felt I could talk – more... to them whenever necessary. For the most part, we have long-term, dedicated staff and all respect each other and the importance of each others' jobs. The hardest part of the job was sometimes not having enough time to update classes and get reports ready for monthly meetings due to cuts in hours of work depending on number of patients that day or week. I loved the residents and getting to know them and working somewhere long enough to really have good relationships with co-workers. – less