Nurse to Patient Ratio is not reasonable.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – North Carolina – March 4, 2016
As a nurse, you can be assigned to have 16 patients on what is named the "living room" side. You are responsible for medication administration, vital signs, daily progress notes, plus the CIWAS and COWS assessments every four hours! When on the Admission side known as the "Retreat", a nurse can have up to six patients and do all the "presentations" that arrive, which in everyday language, means people that walk in seeking treatment. Management knows this is too stressful and will cause burn out, but just continue with the mentality that you can only do the best you can. This is not only unfair to the patients but can be dangerous. Wish I had never darkened their door!
Most patients are so appreciative of your time and service.
Many days it is so busy you do not get a lunch break.