UMC in Tucson

  1. Hi Everyone. Can you tell me what floors you have been on at UMC in Tucson? I mean rotations as a student nurse or if you have worked there. Do any stand out? Were the people nice? If you have worked there, what benefits are better than some of the other hospitals. Thank you!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   cookielady,rn
    I worked on 4w and floated to 7w and 3ne. Most people are very nice and helpful. I would have stayed if they'd had openings on 5E
  4. by   Jennio123
    I have done most of my rotations there as a nursing student. I have had rotations on L&D, postpartum, 3E and 3W (peds), 3NE (med/surg), 5E (medical ICU), and I am currently on 5W (trauma ICU) doing my preceptorship for my last semester. I have also spent a day in the NICU, PICU, BMT unit, and a couple days in the ED. Generally, everyone is very friendly and very nice. I really enjoyed my ICU rotation there, they have some very good and experienced nurses. It is a teaching hospital, which some people find a benefit and others find annoying. Overall, its a good hospital and I have had good experiences on every floor that I have been on.
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    I've worked on/been to all of them. A big benefit is the 4:1 ratios. Also, the PCTs are smart and well trained. It's a great place to work-especially the ICUs. But the CVICU nurses can be a little territorial. Be prepared to have thick skin if you go there, and even thicker skin for the CT surgeons. I'd recommend UMC to anyone.
  6. by   Multicollinearity
    Is it true that the 4:1 ratio at UMC means that most units don't have CNA's or PCT's? I've been told that the RN's do 100% of the care. Something tells me that is urban legend that perhaps other hospitals float in order to diminish the aura of the 4:1 ratio?
  7. by   Janna_H
    Quote from multicollinarity
    Is it true that the 4:1 ratio at UMC means that most units don't have CNA's or PCT's? I've been told that the RN's do 100% of the care. Something tells me that is urban legend that perhaps other hospitals float in order to diminish the aura of the 4:1 ratio?
    I was put in touch today with my cousin's friend who is a student at U of A and she said that there are PCTs on Med/Surg, but for a 30 bed unit she's only seen 2 PCT on during the day, but Intermediate Care Med/Surg has 5 PCTs for their 30 bed unit (the ratio is still 4:1). She also said that the people there are nice. Everyone, thank you for your responses.



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