I'm a new grad currently working on a busy med-surg floor. We are a 24 bed unit. Sometimes the ratio is 1:8. Having 8 patients a few weeks ago was traumatic! As a new grad, I was completely overwhelmed and I felt like crying. I survived though!
I just thought it was so unsafe!
My question is, anyone know if any hospital in New Jersey that has a nurse to patient ratio less than 1:6. I need to find a hospital where I know management and staffing care for the nurses and don't overwork them.