Short Staffed

  1. Hi everyone,
    I am a relatively new nurse (year 2) working in LTC... my workplace has lost 3 nurses in the past month and my boss expects the remaining us of to pick up all the shifts! There is 3 FT nurses and 2 night nurses. It is just beginning to be too much.. working 6-7 days a week, getting stuck OT without notice and working alone.. the ratio is 95:1.. I'm burned out and when I confronted my boss, he said there was nothing he could do for us and he "was trying" to hire more help. Am I being a baby and should I stick it out or should I look elsewhere for a new job? Is anyone else having this problem.. I know there is a "shortage" but this is ridiculous.
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    About Jessica86LPN

    Joined: Dec '10; Posts: 1
    Pediatric Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics, Pediatrics


  3. by   Jody7818
    Grief...95:1? That's terrible. If the job market in your area is plentiful for nurses, then I'd be looking elsewhere. I used to work for a company that had a huge turnover problem. When one team member would quit, the workload was placed on 2 other team members. The managers would monitor production and see if it was affected. When production maintained, they wouldn't never replace the workers. Sounds like your boss is doing the same. It's sad, but I think many businesses are operating this way.