Excellent Learning Experience
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Knoxville, TN – July 1, 2017
This is a wonderful place to learn as a new grad. They pay less than any of the other hospitals in the area, but they will not throw you to the wolves after only a few weeks of orientation. Many hospitals in this area will give minimal orientation and then expect you to take six, seven, or even more patients on high acuity floors. UT typically keeps their nurse/patient ratio at 1:5 on acute care floors, 1:3 on PCU, and 1:2 on the units. Of course there are exceptions and staff shortages, but overall it is nothing like working at one of the other hospitals where you will be given between seven and ten patients and minimal support staff causing you to run as fast as you can from the bedside or even nursing in general.
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