I'm so excited today was my acute care clinical orientation. It was very cool, applied for a summer internship, and learned about other opportunities.
I was surprised to learn that the nurses in this hospital carry phone/walkie talkie like devices, in order to communicate with each other and supervisors. But they are also to give their patients their "number" so that they call them with requests instead of calling the front desk. Does anyone else use this system? Any thoughts about it?
The nurse recruiter came to speak to us students, and told us that the night time differential for nurses 5.00 and evening diff is 10.00, I thought that was great.
My only other clinical was in a long term care facility. I must admit acute care has me a little nervous right now, but also excited.