Favorite Units To Work On

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I am just curious, what is your favorite unit to work on and why?
    Also, What is your favorite shift?

    I prefer off shifts and ICU, How about you?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   nightingale
    I have worked at so many differnt hospital now in the Denver area that I have to say I no longer have a favorite.

    Professionally, for stimulation I love Oncology but the units I have been exposed to thus far have not been that great. It was more the gambit of medical then true Oncology.

    I am now very okay with stating I like Med/Surg. There is a lot of diversity on that unit usually. I like the mix of surgical patients with the medical for interest.

    Truly, I much prefer working on a unit that has a nice staff who are helpful and positive people. That is what I gravitiate towards these days and where I ask if I can block book.

    Oh.. I am deffinitely a days person. 7A to 7P please... For now I prefer the 12's becasue I am working as much as possible but plan to "someday" work a real day job and "have a life" after work.

    A little aside.. I plan to take the ANCC Board Certification for Med/Surg Nurse this May. It feels goood reviewing all the information again and I think the test will make me more marketable.

    B.

  4. by   scrappy
    worked many units and really have no favorite. work nights
  5. by   Pat krupski
    the unit doesn't matter but the type of patient does. I have worked nights for 12 years, pms for 2 and now do weekend and one pm. I really loved nights but had to give it up due to health. I love any unit where I can work with that long term forgotten elderly patient.
  6. by   live4today
    I have worked everywhere except L&D just about, and loved them all. Pediatrics and Newborn Nursery were very close to my heart, but I also loved the variety Med/Surg gave me. I learned a lot on Med/Surg that I didn't learn working other units, especially on the specialty units. I also enjoyed Cardiac Stepdown and learning Telemetry. I can deal with just about anything if working with good team players!
  7. by   Brownms46
    My fav place to work is L&Dalthough I haven't done in over 5yrs now... I almost took a regular job here...that was offered in a very nice hospital here Next is ER...(yeah call me an adrenaline junkie..)...next is CCU, and last but not least is Recovery Room..

    I love working nites most of the time....but sometimes I like to switch to days. Had a contract recently where I worked RR from 8:30am to 5:30 pm with one lunch...and 2 breaks....for 6 months...sweet.... I like to work 12hr shifts the best though.....cause once I get there....I can do four more hrs....no problem. And then have several days off to regroup...and come back for more...
  8. by   Teshiee
    I love NICU I do occasional NBNrsy. I work 7p-7a. I just love those little neonates they are so brave.

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