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- by sbrn01 Jan 30, '09Hello you all. I will be graduating from nursing school in california and be moving to North Carolina very soon. Iam very nervous because I know there are not mandated patient to nurse ratios in North Carolina. I was wondering what is the nurse to patient ratio that can be expected in North Carolina? If anyone knows about the nurse to patient ratio in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina that would be really helpful!!! Also, do hospitals generally hire CNAs to do vitals signs, basic care......? Thank you very much!
- Jan 30, '09 by flightnurse2bi'm in the durham/raleigh area and my pt ratio is 6 to 1. my bf works in the greenville area with a pt ratio of 5 to 1. we both work with CNAs and nurse techs.
as far as cape fear med ctr though, i'm not sure.
good luck with your move and your new job!!!
- Jan 30, '09 by sbrn01Hi flightnurse2b,
I was wondering- what exactly are nurse techs? Thank you so much for replying to my message. I appreciate your time.
- Jan 30, '09 by flightnurse2bnurse techs are usually students in nursing school who have completed their fundamentals courses. they are similar to a CNA, but where i work can d/c foleys and IVs, do dry dressings, sometimes trach care and g-tube feedings. it probably varies by facility tho.
- Feb 12, '09 by sbrn01would u happen to have any idea on the specific nurse to patient ratios u heard at Cape Fear?
- Feb 13, '09 by raquelhrnI am so sorry that I do not know the exact numbers. I just know people who have worked there and been very frustrated. One really good nurse I know just stayed 2 weeks in their ED and came back. That was about 2 years ago though, so maybe they have improved. I found this one link:
Good luck to you. I hope things have gotten better there and you have an exccellent experience.
- May 12, '09 by martysmilesGosh, Our ratio on med-surg floor were 8:1 on first. Nights 12:1 sometimes.
Oncololgy sometimes 5:1 but mostly 8:1. Post Intensive Care 3:1, CC 2:1
- May 14, '09 by MotivatedOneQuote from flightnurse2bAt my hospital an NA II can do all of those thingsnurse techs are usually students in nursing school who have completed their fundamentals courses. they are similar to a CNA, but where i work can d/c foleys and IVs, do dry dressings, sometimes trach care and g-tube feedings. it probably varies by facility tho.