Pros: great co-workers, opportunity to expand knowledge base
Cons: understaffed, unorganized
A typical day at work would include taking care of 5-7 patients, admitting, and discharging other patients. I've learned to manage a group of people in my position as Resource Nurse. I've also learned and maintained very important skills, such as starting and maintaing IV's, inserting catheters, and administering medications from various different classes. The hardest part of the job is being understaffed and trying to take care of everyone the best that I can. The most enjoyable is when I get a few minutes to actually sit and talk with a patient and feel like I have a connection with them.