Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Eastern Maine Medical Center?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Bangor:
"Pay rates."
Pros: Great experience!
Cons: Understaffed.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Woonsocket:
"Helping others to get well, or to stay well. A very rewardin."
Pros: Promoting the highest level of functional status for each patient while maintaining dignity and privacy for each. Also, ensuring total patient satisfaction related to every aspect of their care plan.
Cons: High nurse to patient ratio resulting in decreased time spent at the patientd bedside. This makes developing a strong and positive rapport more challenging.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Hyannis:
Pros: Freedom to make own schedule for work.
Cons: Office staff dont know whats going on.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Midland:
Pros: #NAME?
Cons: - the pay. - the benefits.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Sacramento:
"Hard to find Job."
Now new job is California.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Yucca Valley:
Pros: I like making a positive difference in my patient's quality of life.
Cons: There is so much to do and not enough time to do it. Massive amounts of paperwork means less time spent on patient interaction. Also, nurses have no protection against the disgruntled patient who is unhappy being in longterm care and resorts to false allegations as a tactic to being in some form of control. Or the patient who feels making allegations is an easy way to make some money.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Scottsdale:
"Ain't what it used to be..."
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.