Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room?

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room:
Get rid of older/experienced rns with higher$$, & hire new rns for less$.. Pay is insulting compared to rest of US. I left Lee making < $1 more than when starting here 7 yrs ago. Took $cut to move here, made it up over time, plus; then they took away 10% when I switched units. No incentive to be better/workharder.Monopoly & they know it. Stuck. Unsafe. Admin doesn’t care. Told I would “ never make my old salary again.”

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Tucson, Arizona:
"None."
Pros: close to work and home
Cons: too hot

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Riverside:
"Satisfying to help others."
Pros: Management, teamwork, and work hours.
Cons: High stress level, patient/nurse ratio is too high in a high volume/fast-paced ER.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Morgantown:
"Drama."
Pros: It's close to my kids and family.
Cons: Poor support from the hospital.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Jacksonville:
"Okay."
Pros: Diverse, lots to do and see. Fair amount of jobs.
Cons: Cost of living is high. Long commutes.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Hutchinson:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Personal details about my patients and they really appreciate knowing their nurse.
Cons: The commute.

Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room in Wenatchee:
"The autonomy is different between ER and Acute care."
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