i live in a small town in kentucky but i think we are fairly well staffed and manage to retain our staff.the night shift is usually same patient ratio or only 1 nurse down from days. the floor nurses usually have 5-7 pts. and a med nurse. its our pay and benefits that stink! i have almost 20 years experience and do not even make 21 per hour! the reason we do retain our nurses, is there is no where else to work unless you drive 35-50 miles. and our doctors are good to work with.
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fellow nurses: stay out of ky, unless you are going to work in a big city like louisville/lexington.
i live in a small rural area and the staffing, the nurseatient ratio is obscene.
you've been warned................