Sonny276 427 Views
Joined Mar 13, '05.
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My name is Stacy and i will be graduating in May with my ADN nursing degree. I was wondering what everyone thinks about nurses with ADN degrees? Do you think they should go on? Let me know what you all think.
Hi New Guy In Town! Welcome!
Our N/P ratio has been 1:6 forever. We are a telemetry med-surg unit.
Now they are wanting us to take drips and are sending all the nurses to a class to learn about the drips (Amiodorone, Cardizem, Dobutamine, etc). But our ratio has been increased to 1:7!!! We all are feeling very nervous about this and often feel overwhelmed with regular patients, let alone taking on some potentially unstable pts on Cardiac drips.
What are the ratios in this situation on your units?
PS "They" are saying our ratio was ALWAYS supposed to be 1:7, but in reality this has come about by them turning several private rooms on our unit into semi privates and just not increasing the number of nurses accordingly - we did gain one nurse but we really need two. And didn't increase the CNAs at all.
This is the first forum Ive ever joined and hope to learn alot from everyone out there. Ive done some agency /travel work and would like a better insght on how they work. Can anyone help?
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