Starting this past Jan. our hospital went to a new acuity system. Instead of being based on how much care is needed per pt ...it is based upon how many pts on the floor. Day shift will have more nurses while night shift have less. In other words, you may get called off or you will have to float to another unit. Well, almost every night I work I end up floating to another unit
Like last night...10 were scheduled to work- five of us went to other units to work
One night I went to another unit, so they ended up with two techs...I ended up doing most of the work while the other tech talked on the phone
I asked several times to help, but he took his time doing other things. At night in this unit, the bed baths are done at night... So, guess who did most of them... ME!!! It happened again last nite!!! I am graduating in May from nursing school... RN...
, but I am seriously having my doubts about staying... What would you do?