As a nurse your given 25-35 patients where passing all the meds in time is not a reality. Staffing is so low sometimes the administration has to come pass meds and they complain about how hard it is and ask for help because they can’t do it but then expect the RN’s and LPNs too. Many times there is not enough medical supplies to complete patient care. Working here is dangerous to your license. Lots of issues such as when tube feedings run out and we’re told by administration to substitute with other feeding ratios....without a doctor’s order. Documentation is extremely redundant as the same thing is charted in a dozen different places. Most of the nurses are rude to each other, actually, no, downright mean. Administration is incompetent as they have no real structure. There’s no orientation; it’s following a nurse around watching them pass meds. There’s no learning how to chart on the Emar or what the policies and procedures are; there is no structure. Then you get yelled at for not doing something you had no idea existed because you’ve never even heard that before because no one showed you. There is no follow through with management. They are quick to blame and do not listen. Nurses come and go within a matter of a few days to just a few months; they cannot retain staff here. Benefits suck; I think it’s the worst I’ve ever seen offered by an employer.
poor management, dangerous work environment, lack of structure