Cons: stressful, a lot of patients
Since working at SAMC I have had the privilege to work with some of the best nurses/coworkers I've ever had. Some days are stressful, but the pros far out way the cons of the nursing field. I love nursing and am so lucky and happy to be in a career that I truly love and honestly cannot wait to graduate! My patients mean more to me than a lot of people, I care for them regardless of situation and try my best everyday to have a positive outlook. While at work your coworkers and patients quickly become your family and you cry at the bedside with them and laugh at an older patient's wise but hysterical jokes/life stories.
Management on the units is fine, the only "bad" thing I can say is when you work at the bedside it's completely different than working in the corporate area of the hospital and sometimes it's hard for those upper people to know what we go through on a day to day basis. I have had so man opportunities since starting with SAMC, I wouldn't not have the confidence and knowledge I do today without the experiences I have had here. I can actually say MOST days I do love coming to work. The hardest part of the job is getting close to a family of a patient or the patient when their outcome is terminal and having to let go but still care for them, this is easily the most enjoyable part however as well. I feel very comfortable in this field and so confident in my abilities. I love getting positive feedback from patients or hearing through the grapevine that a previous patient is doing well.
I feel like in this field you either love it or you don't and when you don't it truly does show!