I have just been hired at a rural hospital with total beds 39. There is also a three bed ICU uh should I say room? Anyways, I previously worked in a 200 + bed facility and the floor that I was charge nurse on was a 36 bed step down/tele unit. What types of things are different between the rural hospitals and the larger ones. The only thing I do know is that census stays pretty much the same with an occ low census day because of this being Arizona, we get the snow birds in winter and in the summer the vacationers as well as the employees wanting vacation.
If anyone has worked both, tell me which one you prefer.