I am basing this review off of my time in the critical care unit. Staffing is poor constantly, this assignments are not safe. Rarely getting a meal break as an RN on the floor was hard, and definitely led to burnout. With the hospital always striving for more certifications (comp. stroke, level I trauma, magnet, etc.) there was always more work added on to nursing without being given resources to help achieve them. The collaboration with doctors and other nursing colleagues is what made the job enjoyable, as the work load was just insane 95% of the time. The focus on “productivity” and refusal to bring in travel nurses was so disheartening. I hope that the company is able to turn things around.
Sick ICU, complex patients, great experience, teamwork between all disciplines was excellent