I have been nursing in Florida for 2 years now and I am sick of these Florida patients. The snowbirds season. The geriatric patients. The entitled, rich snobs. But I am mostly sick of how healthcare here is all 'customer service' and Press-Ganey scores.
Which states have you traveled to that had the most patient-centered care? The least politics? The least BS?
Thanks for the input.
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Yeah, I transferred and tried inpatient and lasted less than 2 months. I work ED so to stabilize and transfer is not bad at all. But once their admitted and have been transferred upstairs, it's like they think they are at the Ritz.
I've never met such a demanding population of patients before! I can't even say it is only the rich ones. It's all socioeconomic groups. I'm floored. I wanted to move to a warmer climate but man I made a mistake. Plus the staffing ratios down here are ridiculous. I'm used to having 5 at the most at a top 10 hospital. And I didn't have 5 on a regular basis. I had 6 patients there twice and that was a bad day and short staffed. Down here if I have 5 that's a good day. But I felt I gave good nursing care at those ratios. Down here, I have had 7-8 patients! I manage but I don't think it is safe. And I had 6 patients on a cardiac step down with two active chest pain, blood products and titrating drips. I hardly ever get a lunch. I come home dehydrated because I don't drink enough at work because I don't have time to use the bathroom.
So instead of going to the beach this weekend I'm applying for desk jobs.
Have you looked at California or Texas?
Last edit by DoeRN on Dec 8, '12