I work on the Oncology unit at AAMC. We've expandd into the new tower and the facility is wonderful. The technology is superb, as far as I'm concerned. I will admit that I only have experiance with computer charting, never done paper professionally. Our new COO is a nurse and she is fantastic! Very committed to staying in touch and hearing from the staff nurses. I think you're right, morale was low during the expansion. We've had a huge turnover with many experianced nurses moving around during the expansion. I think it's turning around now, but it's a BIG ship and the negative nellies have loud, peristant voices. I think the pay is pretty darn good, for the area. I know we make more comparably than the teaching hospitals in Balt/DC, as well as BWMC. Our ratios on the unit are 5/1 on days, and 6/1 from 11-7am. It's doable, but can be quite stressful due to patient acuity. We do try to accomadate any official Oncology patients, however on any given day it seems that 1/2 the unit is Meg Surg overflow. It's been a while since your post, but if you want to PM me, feel free.