Nurse (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – November 27, 2017
I started working at Prairie St. John's and then advanced to being an RN once I graduated from nursing school. It can be a great place to work if you have the right attitude and don't mind working hard. The patient population can be very difficult because of their behaviors/disorders but if live in Fargo and want to work in psych then PSJ is the place to be. Upper management is open to feedback and trying to improve the overall culture of the hospital. Still a little too much in-fighting in nursing but significantly better than it used to be. I would have been happy to stay if I hadn't needed to relocate for family reasons.
great co-workers, solid management, caring organization, strong salary/benefits
Staff is overworked often mandated for 16 hour shifts and required to come back in the next day for their shift. Employees are working dangerous hours around people who are suicidal, psychotic and unpredictable. Pay stubs are often messed up and needing to be corrected due to shift differential pay and mandate pay. Management is not very responsive to your needs nor do they really pay attention. Bad atmosphere. Lots of rude employees who do not collaborate with other staff on the unit which leaves the unit in constant chaos and stress and the patients take notice. Not a great environment for treatment as the hospital is run very poorly.