Take my survey, its for class!!! - page 3

Hi everyone-I am doing a report for my business comm. class and it has to be related to my degree. So, I decided to do it on the nursing shortage. I have some excellent journals articles, etc. but I... Read More

  1. by   navynurse06
    1.) what is your highest level of education? BSN
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Military Hosiptal for the moment. But I can be called on deployment and be working any where. (ie in the Sandbox overseas)
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? Yes, Nurse Corps offers sign on bonuses, scholarships etc. I'm not sure about the hospital itself.
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? yes
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    We recently had contract renewals for the civilian nures, and over half of the nures in various areas of the hospital did not renew the contracts. So active duty members were told that we might not get holidays and that we would be working an extra day a week.
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked?
    I'm not overworked yet! I do feel valued (sometimes). I work 3-4 12hr shifts a wk. But I'm active duty so I can be called into work at any time or be deployed at any time.
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? I'm active duty so the governement owns me! I don't get paid over time.
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? NO
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 2.5 yrs total. 1..5 as a Tech and 1 as an RN.
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave?
    I will retire from the Navy when I reach that point. But hopefully, by that time I will be an FNP, so I will seach at job in a VA clinic/hospital in my home town.
  2. by   trudlebug
    1.) what is your highest level of education?adn
    2.) what type of facility do you work in? (hospital, homehealth, office, etc) hospital
    3.) is your current facility hiring?yes does it offer hire-on bonuses? no
    4.) do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? no (just poorly scheduled)
    5.) if #4 is "yes," can you give one or two examples? more staff at night (rotating shifts, so they could work days) than day shift/weekdays busy med/surg
    6.) how many hours do you work a week? 80 hrs/2 weeks do you feel valued? no overworked? sometimes
    7.) is overtime expected of you? no (contract employee - not allowed)
    8.) have you left a job bc of short staffing? no
    9.) how many years have you been working in the field? 2.5
    10.) if near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? not near retirement age
  3. by   JudithL_in_NH
    1.) what is your highest level of education? BA
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? Hospital
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Yes Does it offer hire-on bonuses? To GNs and in select specialties (ED, OR, ICU)
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? No
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples?
    6.) How many hours do you work a week? 34-40 Do you feel valued? No Overworked? No
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Yes
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? No
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 1.5
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? My retirement plans are not based on my facility's needs.
  4. by   HealthyRN
    1.) What is your highest level of education? BSN

    2.) What type of facility do you work in? Hospital

    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? The facility is hiring, but not my department (ER). No hire-on bonuses.

    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? Yes

    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples? The Emergency Nurses Association standard for nurse to patient ratio is 1:4. The minimum number that I am responsible for is 6 patients. At supposedly "low census" times, I may cover up to 14 beds.

    6.) How many hours do you work a week? 36 Do you feel valued? Sometimes.Overworked? Yes.

    7.) Is overtime expected of you? No

    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? No.

    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? Less than a year.

    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? Unfortunately, I am nowhere near retirement age. I plan on leaving the nursing profession as soon as I am able to get back into school. However, I would never base my retirement upon the needs of the facility.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    1.) what is your highest level of education? post-MSN clinical nurse specialist certificate

    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) outpatient chronic dialysis unit

    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? Yes, yes

    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? Yes

    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples? There are two RN's for 32 patients on dialysis. Meds are often late and/or not given because a pt gets taken off a machine prior to getting them.

    6.) How many hours do you work a week? Do you feel valued? Overworked? I work 50-60 hours a week. I feel very valued and I don't feel overworked. I am fairly compensated.

    7.) Is overtime expected of you? Yes, because I am salaried and considered professional staff.

    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? Yes

    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 16 years


    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? I plan to work until I am 68 yrs because of all my student loans - lol.

    ***thanks everyone***
  6. by   ER_RN07
    1.) what is your highest level of education? LPN, now in RN school
    2.) What type of facility do you work in? (Hospital, homehealth, office, etc) Hospital
    3.) Is your current facility hiring? Does it offer hire-on bonuses? yes/ i'm not sure
    4.) Do you feel as though your place of employment is short staffed? yes at times
    5.) If #4 is "yes," Can you give one or two examples? depends on call outs and cencus (I work in the ED)
    6.) How many hours do you work a week?12-16 Do you feel valued? for the most part Overworked? i did until i went part time
    7.) Is overtime expected of you? no
    8.) Have you left a job bc of short staffing? yes when i was a cna in a nursing home (tho it took me 6 yrs to do so!)
    9.) How many years have you been working in the field? 8yrs CNA, 6 yrs LPN
    10.) If near retiring age, do you plan on retiring, or continuing to work? Do you feel as though retiring is an option-or do you feel as though you are "needed" be your facility too badly to leave? N/A
    ***thanks everyone***

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