Pros: excellent experience and many opportunities for growth.
Cons: management in some areas struggled more than others which impacted staff morale.
Overall, I am proud to be a Memorial employee. I gained experience here that I would have never been able to receive in my smaller home town.
My management could have been improved but there were many other areas that had excellent management. Each area was in it's own place of growth so I make no judgments.
I worked night shift and my co-workers were ever-present when I needed them. The hardest part of my job was on day shift. There was so much paperwork and so many things to do that I almost never got to take my lunch break until 2 or 3 pm . My last meal being at 5 am. The most enjoyable part of my job was to be a part of making lives better, even if only for a moment. I took my patient care seriously and poured myself into being the type of nurse everyone needed. I didn't always succeed but for the times I did, the feeling could not be described.
My experience, knowledge, and memories gained are priceless and have become a part of who I am. I was privileged enough to meet some amazing people with incredible hearts for patients and I met some that lacked. But it all molded together to form some of the best years of my life. It gave birth to my nursing heart and strengthened and encouraged me to become more than average. I would recommend this hospital to anyone, especially new graduates because of there incredible nursing residency program.