Hey, Aussie nurses.
I'm a student in my second year of the 3-year RN course at uni. I've been reading some really scary things about patient loads in the US, especially on night shifts. On my pracs, the most I have ever seen a nurse have is 6 patients - granted, it's a day shift, but have any of you had frightening patient loads? Like, 9-13 patients on your own? I know that around my neck of the woods, they aim for 4:1.
Let me know, I need the next year to get my head around it if I am going to have 9 people to myself!