I am curious - how many of you are forced to float off of L&D/PP/NSY to another floor when you have low census? So far, in 13 yrs I have only been forced to go to Peds a handful of times, but nowhere else. We are facing this issue for the first time on my present unit - it was a brand new LDRP unit when I arrived almost 2 yrs ago, and administration has pretty much left us alone until now. We are not being forced, but... our manager lets us know that at every administration meeting she is reminded that every other floor floats except us. There are enough L&D jobs out there so that I will NOT float, period, end of story, and I think my manager has made it pretty clear to our administration that is the general consensus of our nurses. Is this why we L&D nurses always get that primadonna label everywhere I've worked
But, all this recent hubbub at my job has got me wondering what the norm is elsewhere... so, do you or don't you?