I learned most of my skills at MCP. Began there on nights and worked as relief charge nurse and staff RN. During my tenure, it added floors 5-7, became a chest pain center, stroke center and level II trauma. It was a large ED of about 35 beds in full operation. It was very busy and received a lot of major traumas and major medical. I learned to manage many faucets of charge duty and ability to run a full patient loads when staff nurse. I worked 8 years on nights, and about 3 years on days. The staff was awesome but management turned over many times over the last 3-5 years I was there. The hardest part was utilizing the computer system there, as it was most cumbersome, leaving little time to do actual nursing. The volume and high acuity was everyday. I loved my time there, but needed to explore other opportunities.
poor management, unappreciative.