R.N. -PRN status, McKinney, TX - April 24, 2017
I was a PRN nurse working approximately 2-12 hour shifts a week. There was not a centralized staffing office, and I needed to communicate from each unit to the nurse manager whether there was a need for their units for work. A poor system on staffing each unit. Computers were in patient rooms, so all documentation being done at the bedside. Pixus medication system in place, with scanning patients arm bracelets for administration. Had remote telemetry patients mixed in with med- surg patients and had to report to a central telemetry monitor every 4 hours, I did not like this type of system. This hospital had 1 nurse to 7-8 patients for a 7p-7a shift and only one CNA for 25-35 patients for nursing support.Financial compensation was competitive. Support from management was minimal.