Pros: nurse manager friendly, staff freindly, gave opportunities for leadership-have taken charge and am now a preceptor
Cons: working night shift and recieving minimal breaks, i.e. eating while charting, pay, pt load
From 1900-0000 or later passing meds, doing assessments, settling pts in for bed. 0000-0300-Tends to slow down, but still have meds, catch up on charting, assisting pt with personal needs. 0400-0500-Try to finish charting. 0500-0700-Pass meds, assist pts with needs.
I have learned how to take charge and do leadership duties, – more... such as assignments. I am a preceptor and now teaching new nurses. I have certified in BLS, Port-a-cath access/de-access, Cath flo for central lines. Strong Epic user, knowledgeable about electronic charting.
My co-workers work hard and assist when in need. My co-workers are very knowledgable.
Hardest part of job is constant lifting, turning, pulling on pts. As well as, getting all duties done due to pt load.
Most enjoyable part of job is working with patients and family to make them feel better. I enjoy having time to communicate and learn more about the pt. – less