Pros: benefits, work opportunity in low census
Cons: short breaks, negative reinforcement
Under the supervision of an RN I would take 6 patients on day shift and 7 patients on night shift on various floors in the medical surgical units. I've learned to prioritize care and assesments according to the demands of the patients needs. The staff is usually very helpful and the best part about Kuakini is that everyone knows everyone, it's a family style of nursing. The hardest part is managements use of negative reinforcement with the employees. I have never been given credit for a job well done from management. I have come to love Kuakini in the 8 years that I have been employed there, but feel that it is time I share my excellent qualities with another established company.