Baptist Hospital Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle:
"Getting Experience And Getting Hired."
Hospital nursing is a good way to further your education as a nurse. You can branch out from there. If you know you want to be in a certain area of nursing where it is hard to get hired, try to gain something on it for your resume, while still in school.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Norton:
"Customer Service."
You not only deal with the patient's, but the Dr's., family members, co-workers. Everyone has different goals/attitudes. You have to be dedicated to your job. Leadership starts at the top. Be positive.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Dunedin:
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Patient load and charting requirements.

Registered Nurse (RN) in St. Paul:
"Satisfactory."
Pros: I love taking care of my clients. Their happiness and ability to live a better life because of their nurses makes my job worthwhile.
Cons: The pay isn't great. The benefits are terrible. I don't even get paid time off. I feel like I will never get a raise because we rely mostly on government payers and they keep cutting our budget.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Wichita Falls:
"Very rewarding career."
Pros: Daily activities with the patients I care for.
Cons: 12 hour shifts.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Boca Raton:
"Its like being a slave."
Pros: Using my brain and helping people.
Cons: No autonomy.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Fort Lauderdale:
Pros: Great learning experience.
Cons: Micromanaged, understaffed, unrealistic expectations from staff. Forced to cover too much territory in a day. Too much paperwork.