I went through this residency program and it is definitely not what they lead me to believe it was. The rate of pay at the end of residency was lower than what the recruiter told me as well. The hospital unit i was on was always understaffed,management was near existent and it seemed like we always had a mix of patients instead of the specialty we were supposedly the floor for. A lot of micromanaging and the floor director always made rounds and upset the patients half the time so you had to spend the rest of your shift calming them down. Never had the equipment available that was needed. Something as simple as glucometers should be readily available. The residency only prepared us for rapid response situations,not our day to day job responsibilities. Not enough time with preceptor and you werent consistently with the same nurse, so you had to relearn each nurses different style. The worst part was having to lie to applicants when they walked through interviewing with the director, and tell them how great the program is. Was told that we would start with 4:1 ratios but consistently had 5-6:1 because the charge rns did not pay attn to the schedule. Always had multiple total care patients and no tech. Not a safe work environment to say the least and a very poor learning atmosphere. Always got. Alled to do something while on lunch,so never got to eat,even though we had "lunch buddys".
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Short lunch, low pay, understaffed, unsafe environment, subpar management, high turn over rates