Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

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

September 2014
"Very rewarding career."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: Daily activities with the patients I care for.
Cons: 12 hour shifts.
September 2014
"Satisfactory."
Registered Nurse (RN):
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.
September 2014
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: Independence, some flexibility with schedule.
Cons: No guaranteed income, no raise, no professional development opportunities, no options to grow.
September 2014
"Shift Work Is Difficult With A Family."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Deep breathe, take your time and focus, center yourself, it helps to prevent mistakes. I have been a nurse for 38 years and still enjoy my job.
September 2014
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Patient load and charting requirements.
September 2014
"Customer Service."
Registered Nurse (RN):
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.
September 2014
"Getting Experience And Getting Hired."
Registered Nurse (RN):
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.
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