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Based on 923 responses, the job of Charge Nurse (RN) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.79 out of 5. On average, Charge Nurse (RN)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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November 2018
"Punta Gorda is a nice little town."
Charge Nurse (RN) in Fort Myers:
Pros: I work just up the road and the people are very nice
Cons: The commute
October 2019
"Good work life balance."
Charge Nurse (RN) in Suwanee:
Pros: Working with staff and patients
Cons: Frequent restructuring
June 2015
Charge Nurse (RN):
Know your staff; their strengths and weaknesses. Make assignments based on your staffs abilities. Always be prepared for the worst possible outcome. Know your SOPs thoroughly or how to locate them. Treat your staff with respect and dignity. Maintain a constant line of communication with your team utilizing the team STEPP methodology. As standards of practice change frequently continuous education is priority.
September 2015
"Stressful but love the challenge."
Charge Nurse (RN):
Pros: Patient interaction and teaching.
Cons: Lazy employees.
October 2015
"Challenging, engaging and satisfying."
Charge Nurse (RN):
Pros: The hours, the engagement with patients and staff - assisting staff to progress and achieve. Planning patient care and seeing the effects.
Cons: Occasional lack of staff numbers, especially with the high workload.
December 2015
"Work hard."
Charge Nurse (RN):
Working hard wothna happy heart. Stay positive and help each other out. You're a team.
February 2016
"Treat every person with respect and equally."
Charge Nurse (RN):
Treat everyone equal, from housekeeper to coworker to doctor with respect. Praise in public and discipline in private always. Work as harder than your staff. Start each day with a positive attitude because your mood sets the stage for the entire departments mood. If you become stressed out or find yourself getting upset or frustrated step away from the charge desk and your staff and collect yourself. They look to you in times of stressful situations and need a leader who is calm, collected, and a charge nurse who is confident that the team can handle any situation that is thrown at them. Remember that nursing is a job that you learn from each and every shift. The moment you think you know it all is the moment you could possibly make a serious mistake I learn something new each and every day either from my co-workers or my patients. Finally the minute you no longer love being a nurse and caring for patients you need to retire or find a new job. No one likes a crabby nurse. Good luck!