Quote from dorénavant
I'm interviewing there soon, but I'm curious also as to why people seem to have such bad opinions of WHC? (And what is meant by "ghetto"? The state of the hospital? Or the area around the hospital?)
I actually happen to like it. The pay is good. It's one of the highest paying for new grads in the district. I feel that the nurses work as a team, that you have resources available to YOU, that you're never on the unit all by yourself because people are there to help you when you need it. I'm on a med/surg unit so it can be very busy many times but I never feel stranded or isolated because on the unit there are clinical care facilitators, managers, doctors, social workers, pharmacists, techs, and unit clerks, who are more knowledgeable than I am and willing to help so I can always ask for something. They encourage it and as a new nurse that's very beneficial.
I think sometimes people have issue with their patients, but they don't get to me as much because I realize that they're patients. They're sick, they're not well, they have issues far more than I can count or even can understand at times. I just let those go. As long as I can have good support from my coworkers, I know I'm in a good place. And best of all, I feel that our managers actually try to make make our transition smooth and if we are ready to move on to a new unit, they are willing to help set up that process so we can do so. That's great! WHC has a bridge program that allows you to have a much more smooth transition to other units in the hospital.
I wouldn't send anyone away from here. They're good.