Enjoyed relationships I made at this company and the educational opportunities.
Pros: job advancement, nurse to patient ratio, good insurance.
Cons: difficult patients and families
I worked on a medical surgical, trauma floor that was very rewarding but also very difficult both emotionally and physically. I worked night shift and had 5 patients a night for the majority of the time, I would complete all shift assessments, medications, wound care and any other skill such as placing an IV or foley catheter that may arise. I also overseen the LPN and CNA on the floor. I assisted with toileting and baths as needed also. I learned so much there and was able to get med surg certified and advance to shift leader for several years. I had the best coworkers over the years there, we were truly a team , a family who worked well together and enjoyed each others company outside of work. The hardest part of my job was the stress that came along with the trauma patients when multiple people and families were involved and some did not survive. The most enjoyable part of my job was watching my patients get better and go home.