At the hospital I work for as a tech while in RN school, the ratios are 1:6-7. Does this seem to many patients to one nurse? The nurses are constantly running from room to room nonstop, and some have to stay after hours to finish charting. How many people have had to experience this as a new grad? I'm kind of scared to sign a contract to work for them after graduation b/c of this.
Mar 19, '05
Quote from sunshines66
In my hospital
critical care staffing ratios are 1,2 or 3 pt to 1 nurse. Telemetry it is 6-8 pts per RN with a tech or LPN
Med surg it is 8 to 1 with a tech between two teams
Ahh...the University of WA's tele floor ratio is 4:1, sometimes 5:1. I don't work there anymore, but that place is da bomb.
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Mar 19, '05
Hi, y'all. I have just started my new graduate program, and am working on med/surg cardiac unit. We get all sorts there as we take admissions from our smallish EC. It is normal for me to get five to six patients on a day, no EN, CNAs or NAs. The charge nurse doesn't take patients but will lend a hand, CN is a resource person, we have an educator who will help, a new position of senior nurse/educator on these shifts has also just begun. A night duty I was asked to do in my second week I was asked to take eleven patients. Consequently I also hate paperwork!. :angryfire
Hey, the best of luck to you. It is an awesome job, I love it! :hatparty:
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