Would have liked it to have been different.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Grand Blanc, MI – October 31, 2018
The facility is impressively new and clean but once again, never judge a book by it's cover. I wanted this job to work out well, very close to my home and after all the work put into the onboarding (hiring process) I could not work another day after over a month into this job. As a seasoned registered nurse I thought I could handle the extremely fast paced culture which is the general accepted norm of those that work and stay there.
It's hectic on an entirely different level, it's a busy day 'every' day. My stomach churned every day before going into work and more days than not in a fevers pitch to complete the shift I would find myself saying "Is this what we've come to as a nursing profession"? The pace was horrific and you were out there alone on the night shifts with only 2 nurses in house. The expectation was overwhelming and if you are the typical registered nurse who rises to meet the challenge, it was very easy to feel defeated. In many cases the tasks one nurse is doing is the work of 2 or 3 nurses on a never fail daily basis!
I needed to come to the conclusion I could not maintain this pace, even after 20 years of experience and exceptional organizational skills, I threw in the towel with a tear.
A genuinely sweet mileau of patients.