Hospital seemed well run. The 12 hour night shifts were almost always very busy.
Pros: able to leave work at the office when the day is done.
Cons: hard to always give as much time to each patient as they seem to need.
Night shifts spent providing pain relief, post-op care, and monitoring for orthopedic and medical-surgical patients. I learned to closely follow set schedules, especially with regards to patient medications, and to provide all patient needs in the hospital, as night shifts were lightly staffed.
Management available only days, appeared very busy, and – more... did not always seem easily approachable. Nurses worked hard to help one another when they could during the shifts, though all were usually busy.
Constant care and performing tasks for 12hrs was tiring. It was nice when patients' pain and fears were successfully addressed. – less