Pros: a nice place to work. most staff helpful and made lots of friend, both other staff and patients.
Cons: the 12 hour shifts.
Typical day was admitting patients, starting IV's. Assessing the patient, nursing history, Care plans. Dressing changes, monitoring vital signs, heart rhythms. Medications, reposition patients, help with baths and meals.
I learned it all. I graduated with my degree and went directly to ICU. I truly learned the nursing process and what it was all about.
Management was great. My supervisor was kind, helpful and I could go to her if I had a problem and she was there for us.
Co-workers were great. They were all helpful. It was a nice place to work.
The hardest part of the job was when we had to code a patient and he expired.
The most enjoyable was when the patient got to go home or at least to the Med-Surg floor.