Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

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Based on 10,397 responses, the job of Registered Nurse (RN) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.78 out of 5. On average, Registered Nurse (RN)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN)?

November 2014
"High pay high stress."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: The pay.
Cons: The stress some patients and family members.
November 2014
"The Job Has Many Challenges But Very Rewarding."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: Flexible, exposed to works in different settings like school, community, Streets/shelter (out of the colds program). Lots of after hour support.
Cons: No security, when client was in the hospital. That's why I like to work in the company, I've been loyal for 11 years.
November 2014
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: My patients and my co-workers.
Cons: Staffing shortages, lack of equipment and supplies, pay.
November 2014
"New policies and lack of policies."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Concentrate on own work. Teamwork. Anticipate the needs of your provider and patient.
December 2014
"Utilization of life experience in providing PM/EMR archive."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Plan for the future, all healthcare information must be preserved in a manner that it can be retrieved without difficulty thereby making future encounters with the patient more effective, more efficient and less costly.
December 2014
"Do everything you can and explore all your possibilities."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Gain all the knowledge and experience from your job as you can. Then consider moving on to another position so that you will have a wide knowledge and experience base. You will be able to choose any job position you desire and will know which field gives you the most satisfaction.
December 2014
"Ain't what it used to be..."
Registered Nurse (RN):
Pros: Coming back to familiar faces was a refreshing treat after 5 years in Los Angeles. The staff on my floor does appear to really try to help each other out. There are some nice resources still available (but I hear they are in danger of being downsized) like the PICC nursing team and pain management team, but I was disappointed they scrapped their patient advocate resource team. Decent tuition reimbursement program, I believe around $5200 a years (the same it was 5 years ago, by the way)
Cons: Chronically understaffed unlicensed and licensed staffing, poor, expensive options for health insurance that make it nearly impossible to accept, as if they are trying to force their own employees into the exchange. Since I have started back, all I have heard is a concern they are going to lose their Magnet designation due to increased falls, Foley infections, and decreased nursing staff satisfaction. The attitude of the staff is one of feeling not respected, despondent, and fed up. I've lived in this neighborhood all my life, and was really looking forward to continuing my career in my neighborhood, but I am already looking elsewhere for my next job. I have been there since July and the change is palpable for sure.