This phrase is probably the most common request from any staff nurse, but seems to fall on more deaf ears than not. That being said, I had a job interview
today, and this phrase was said from the DON interviewing me. I about fell off my chair. She did say "We staff according to census, but acuity plays a big part in it." I have NEVER had someone in management say that to me before. I spent almost two hours there talking w/ the DON, ADON, administrator, staff nurses, CNAs, and residents/patients, and I was truly overwhelmed by how wonderful it all seemed. This was for a rehab/NH. I played close attention to the CNAs, because honestly, you can tell a great deal how a place is by them, and every one that I saw seemed to really be enjoying themselves.
I just got the call a few min ago that they are offering me the position, and I really really hope it's going to be what I think it will be. Wish me luck!!!