Based on 514 responses, the job of Nursing Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.07 out of 5. On average, Nursing Directors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Nursing Director?
"Run as fast as you can!! Staffing issues."
Nursing Director in Overland Park:
Pros: There are some great employees and Dr.Geha is amazing he is very knowledgeable as the medical director. The type of residents are from LTAC and unweanable. You learn total patient care. Skills galore.
Cons: No Teamwork, expectations are not acheiveable. Long term airway patients with families that don't understand what it means when their loved one won't be able to be weaned from the vent. Families don't understand nor do most have funds even for a funeral. When a death occurs it is a nightmare.
"Satisfying working with nursing staff and patient it not satisfying working with the providers."
Nursing Director in Watertown:
Pros: Making a difference for our patients
Cons: Working with physicians who are not collaborative and are inflexible.
Nursing Director in Sebring:
Pros: Opportunity to influence other nurses to be better
Cons: No pay when nurse administrator have to cover a vacant shift
"Be prepared to be treated like a disposable commodity. Toliet paper is more precious than you will ever be, regardless of how much you do. Unless, you close your eyes and just play the "yes" game."
Nursing Director in Wildwood:
Pros: The ability to advocate for and make a difference in the lives of those we serve-the senior population.
Cons: The political game playing and the behind the scenes mentality that regardless of the PR the only thing that matters is how many heafs are in the beds and not if the residents are actually an appropraite fit for the venue depite whatever lip service is provided. Heads in beds equals bragging rights and promotions for the two male superiors whose only concern is focusing on the numbers and NOT on any quality of care. Find a scrape goat for any issues and hope that buys them time until the next round.
"Supervising and Managing the Residents & Staff in AL."
Pros: Contact with residents, leadership, flexability.
Cons: Ineffective coworkers.
This job entails being a leader not a manager. You are more than a director you do data entry work, payroll, education and much more. The stress level is high because you are middle management. You must keep your team happy as well as your supervisor.
"I lead the group so I get satisfaction from sharing my knowledge and skills."
Nursing Director in Ballinasloe:
Pros: Being good at what I do.
Cons: Not being given complete freedom