I am new grad nurse and new to the St.Louis area. I just passed NCLEX!! YAY I have been on allnurses.com several times for advice but never posted anything. I would like to thank everyone on here for all of the post and hopefully I will contribute some useful information soon.
I am interested in applying to the St. Johns which they are now called Mercy Medical Center idk why the named changed. Anyways...has anyone worked there as a new grad before? Any insight would be very useful. I am a little afraid of applying here because they have been known to have nursing unions an strikes ect.....and I have no idea about unions and it makes me feel uncomfortable thinking about a union. I really need a job but I dont a want to get stuck at a bad facility. Also, I have an interview Monday at Barnes-Jewish which I hear is a good hospital...but idk... Are there any areas/department I should avoid? ANY INFO, Advise would be great!! Thanks
At least on the Barnes medicine floor I worked on, having 8 patients are not normal...it was very occasional. Most of the time, on nights, I'd have 4-6. Heck, occasionally I'd have 3, but that was an exception, again.
PM me if you want to know the exact floor I worked on. It's well-known to be the best medicine floor to work on there...seriously.
Oh...at least on my floor, you will be ready to be on your own by the time orientation is over. They seriously make sure of it. Also, for the most part, the other RNs & the last few techs there are awesome.
Last edit by travkitty on Sep 29, '11
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