From an RN's perspective
RN, Fayetteville, AR - August 14, 2015
Currently employed at this company. Above average pay & benefits. A typical day at work is very stressful & busy. Too much noise around the nurses station. Difficult to hear incoming phone conversations from family members due to the noise level. There are too many random staff members wandering through the unit & standing in the nurses station area (which is very small.) House keepers even stop & enter the nurses station & talk & laugh (while the nurses are attempting to chart detailed information on the charts & carry out the business of the unit.) The nurses are bombarded with questions from too many random staff members throughout the day. Often family member phone calls are routed to the nurses station that should be routed to the therapist's office on that unit. The nurses are also expected to lead a "Nurses" group during the shift (which the nurses do not have time to do, which includes the associated charting of this group.) There is frankly too much responsibility for each nurse to do in an 8 hour shift. Administration is very professional & nice but that does not help the nurses on the units. Also, there is a severe need for PRN nurses. The full-time nurses do not feel they can ever miss a day's work because there is no one that can cover their position while they are away. Many times when you ask for a specific day off you cannot get it. Turn over is high for multiple reasons. It takes a very strong nurse with good work ethic to withstand the stress.