Any nurses here who work in the Tacoma hospitals? My agency says there is a lot of work but I wonder what the working conditions are like, and how they treat agency nurses. any input or opinions? Feel free to PM if you don't want to say online.
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I was wondering if anyone could share info on Tacoma/Puyallup area hospital staffing ratios for med/surg/tele areas? Do people seem generally seem happy? Is it a nice place to live?
Puyallup med/surg: Days and Eve shifts 5 pts per 1 nurse plus you have a ADT nurse (admissions, dc's, transfers) plus charge nurse. On nights the ratio is 6 to 1 and charge nurse takes pt's as well. I don't find that excessive. It is a very nice area to live at (in my opinion anyway) - great mild climate, everything grows like crazy (if you're into yard work etc.), the ocean is a few miles away, generally clean low crime... Tacoma is looking up. It used to be a rather unpopular part of WA, high crime, gang activity etc., but those days seem to be over and now it has a lot of culture, plenty fun things to do, great parks and a few beaches and more of a city feel, evethough it's not a large city like Seattle. I find the people to be very friendly and laid back... I personally absolutely love it here.
Last edit by estrogen on Aug 16, '05