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 – more... 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. – less