Best floor for first nurses

  1. What is the best floor for new nurses to start on?
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  3. by   dishes
    The best floor for new nurses is one that provides orientation and mentoring that is suitable for a novice level nurse. A supportive work environment allows novices to gain the knowledge, skill and judgement necessary to become competent nurses.
  4. by   RNperdiem
    I can tell you what is not a good place for a new grad to start. A place with high turnover of both nurses and managers, a place where there are more new than experienced people, a place that has a morale problem, low standards of nursing care and professionalism, a department that staffs heavily on floats from other floors, agency or travel staff, a place where orientation is haphazard where you get handed around to multiple overworked preceptors, anywhere to CNAs get away with doing little to no work, absentee or heavy-handed management etc.
    Nowhere is perfect, and the places I described above are always hiring.

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