I will be starting on an acute floor and would love to hear from those who work in this area. Seems like certain areas tend to be well-loved, often hated, etc. Just curious to hear from you all about whether you love it, hate it, or feel indifferent about it. And can you tell me why you feel the way you do?
Just wanted to ensure this isn't one of those areas people are just dying to get out of because they work you like a dog. Is the workload tolerable or do you find yourself overly stressed? My ratio would be 1:6-8 on nights. I'm not one of those who thrives on craziness. While I can manage a busy environment, I prefer an area that isn't filled with constant urgent activity the entire shift (it stresses me out way too much). I experienced that on med-surg with a 1:4-5 patient ratio. Ideally, I'd like to avoid that.....I really liked ICU/NICU, but as a new grad I can't be picky. Thanks.